He is Risen! Christ and His Disciples Meet: For Small GroupsPosted: April 23, 2012
The Risen Christ and his disciples meet in Galilee. In Matthew’s gospel, this is the first time they’ve seen each other since the garden. This meeting is a bit awkward for the disciples. And seeing Jesus prompts the disciples to both worship and doubt Jesus. Jesus responds to these doubts by re-affirming his relational commitment to them and re-affirming his working partnership with them. And through these worshipping/doubting disciples the Great Commission is fulfilled. It’s the same for us today.
- Do you ever find yourself both worshipping and doubting Jesus at the same time?
- If so, what specifically do you doubt?
- Is Jesus real?
- Will Jesus accept me?
- Do I really know Jesus at all?
- If you believe Jesus accepts and commissions these worshipping/doubting disciples, do you also believe Jesus accepts and commissions you?