Jesus is Alive: Appearances of the Risen Christ

by Doug Morrell Church Resources, Discipleship, Discipling Resources

“Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.’ That’s the message.”

We hope you find the following Appearances of the Risen Christ (Matthew 28:7) helpful in extending your experience beyond the Resurrection weekend. Our prayer is that you continue to grow in relationship with Christ and live as faithful disciples in all of life. Feel free to use the following for personal growth or for follow-up study with your students.

Jerusalem

• To Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18)
• To other women (Matthew 28:8-10)
• To Peter (Luke 24:34)
• To ten disciples without Thomas (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-25)
• To the Eleven including Thomas (Mark 16:14; John 20:26-29)
• At His ascension (Mark 16:19, 20; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:4-12) Read the rest of this entry »

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Let the Children Come to Me

by Doug Morrell Discipleship, Family

The following is an article written by John Piper. We think there is much to glean from his insights and recommendations. We hope you find this informative and helpful in your children’s ministry.

Luke 18:15-17

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Disciples of Jesus should remove all hindrances that keep children from coming to Jesus. The disciples hindered the children and Jesus rebuked the disciples and invited the children. The lesson is clear: Disciples of Jesus should remove all hindrances that keep children from coming to Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

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