Bible: Luke 24:44-53

Jesus’ Final Commission

24:44 Then 1  he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me 2  in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms 3  must be fulfilled.” 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 4  24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ 5  would suffer 6  and would rise from the dead on the third day, 24:47 and repentance 7  for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed 8  in his name to all nations, 9  beginning from Jerusalem. 10  24:48 You are witnesses 11  of these things. 24:49 And look, I am sending you 12  what my Father promised. 13  But stay in the city 14  until you have been clothed with power 15  from on high.”

Jesus’ Departure

24:50 Then 16  Jesus 17  led them out as far as Bethany, 18  and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 24:51 Now 19  during the blessing 20  he departed 21  and was taken up into heaven. 22  24:52 So 23  they worshiped 24  him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 25  24:53 and were continually in the temple courts 26  blessing 27  God. 28 

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