The Great Commission

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Jesus’ time on earth is nearing its end. Today, he gives his disciples what is commonly called the Great Commission:

Breakfast with Jesus

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After his resurrection, Jesus first appeared to his disciples as they were huddled and hiding in a locked room. He then appeared to them again by the Sea of Galilee.

Here’s an eyewitness account:

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

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Jesus was crucified. The disciples were devastated. It looked like all hope was lost. Literally.

But then, just as he promised, Jesus began to turn his disciples grief to joy through a series of resurrection appearances.

On the first night after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to disciples, who were huddled together in a locked room out of fear for the religious leaders:

Jesus Prayed for You and Me

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What’s the last thing Jesus did before he headed to the garden to be arrested?

He prayed for his disciples — and then, get this: he prayed for you and me.

Here is his prayer in its entirety. Far too few humans have actually read through it in one sitting. Don’t be one of them. Pray through every word right now. Please.

Grief to Joy

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It’s Jesus’ last week on earth. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Yesterday, he gave a dissertation on the Holy Spirit. Today, he starts off with this rather provocative statement:

Jesus on the Spirit

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It’s Jesus’ last week on earth. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Today’s topic? The Holy Spirit:

Love Jesus

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Jesus is his last days on earth and is giving his disciples some final instructions.

After Jesus declared that he is “the way and the truth and the life,” that “no one comes to the Father except through me” and that “If you really know me, you will know my Father,” ¬†Philip chimed in with this request: