After the resurrection of Jesus, many of his disciples were left wondering what their next steps would be. They had witnessed the crucifixion and death of their leader, and now he had miraculously risen from the dead. So, what did Jesus do with his disciples after resurrection?
Appearances to His Disciples
Jesus appeared to his disciples multiple times after his resurrection. In one instance, he appeared to them in a locked room where they were hiding for fear of persecution.
He showed them his wounds and proved that he was indeed alive. This appearance brought them great joy and strengthened their faith.
The Great Commission
One of the most important things that Jesus did with his disciples after his resurrection was to give them the Great Commission. This was a commandment to go out into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Jesus knew that he would soon ascend into heaven and wanted his disciples to continue spreading his message.
Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven in front of his disciples. He had given them instructions on what they should do next, but they must have felt lost without him physically present.
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Ten days after Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles while they were praying together in Jerusalem. This event is known as Pentecost and it empowered them to carry out Jesus’ instructions with boldness and power.
In conclusion, after Jesus’ resurrection, he appeared multiple times to his disciples, gave them the Great Commission, ascended into heaven, and sent the Holy Spirit to empower them for ministry. These events set in motion the spread of Christianity throughout the world and changed history forever. As we reflect on these events today, let us be inspired by the faith and dedication of these early disciples and continue to carry on the mission that Jesus started.