John 20:19-31, Receive the Holy Spirit

[April 27, 2014] At the heart of this passage, which takes place on the evening of Easter Day, Jesus breathes into his disciples and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” It is the fulfillment of everything for which the Gospel according to John has been preparing us. John’s gospel (written decades after Matthew and . . . → Read More: John 20:19-31, Receive the Holy Spirit

Luke 24:36-53, The Easter Ascension and Commission

[May 12, 2013] Today, being the Sunday after the Ascension, we read the end of the Gospel according to Luke which both concludes Luke’s gospel and anticipates his Acts of the Apostles. At this point in Luke’s resurrection account Jesus has only appeared to Peter and the two people on the road . . . → Read More: Luke 24:36-53, The Easter Ascension and Commission