After the resurrection of Jesus, He spent a significant amount of time with His disciples, teaching and preparing them for their future mission. But how many days was Jesus with His disciples after the resurrection? Let’s explore this topic in detail.
The Resurrection of Jesus
Jesus was crucified on Friday and buried in a tomb. On the third day, which is Sunday, He rose from the dead.
Mary Magdalene and other women discovered that the tomb was empty. Later that day, Jesus appeared to His disciples.
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Jesus appeared to His disciples several times after the resurrection. According to the Bible, He spent 40 days with them before ascending into heaven.
During this time, Jesus taught them about God’s kingdom and how they should continue His work on earth. He also performed miracles to strengthen their faith and gave them the power of the Holy Spirit.
The First Appearance
The first appearance of Jesus was on the same day of His resurrection. The disciples were gathered together in a room when suddenly Jesus appeared among them. They were frightened at first, but then He showed them His hands and feet where He was crucified, proving that He had risen from the dead.
The Road to Emmaus
On another occasion, two of Jesus’ followers were walking to Emmaus when He joined them on their journey. They did not recognize Him at first but as they walked and talked together about scripture, their eyes were opened and they realized it was Him.
After arriving at Emmaus, they sat down for a meal together where Jesus broke bread and blessed it before disappearing from their sight. They immediately went back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples what had happened.
The Great Commission
Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave His disciples a mission – to go into all the world and preach the gospel, baptizing people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This mission is known as the Great Commission. Jesus promised to be with them always, even to the end of the age.
In conclusion, Jesus spent 40 days with His disciples after His resurrection. During this time, He appeared to them several times and taught them about God’s kingdom. He also gave them a mission to continue His work on earth and promised to be with them always.
As believers, we can take comfort in knowing that we have been given the same mission and that Jesus is always with us through the power of the Holy Spirit.