Luke 24.13-35. Life after life, after death

The final and most lasting argument of Jesus is his resurrection from the dead. It says that what he claimed is true, that there is a Kingdom beyond the claims of our current political ideas which claims our final alligence. [Audio | Notes]

Michael Flynn


Luke 24.13-35 | Life after, life after death

For further thought

Q: Jesus’ first action after his resurrection is to conduct a Bible study. This was needed so that his disciples could understand the meaning of his death and resurrection. Jesus has often taught by quoting or referring to themes in the scriptures – flicking back through the pages of Luke, what was some Jesus’ teaching like? Does it cause the same reaction in us as it did in the disciples? Did it help to explain his death and resurrection from the Old Testament? [some examples are: Luke 20.27-44; 20.9-19; 18.9-30; 15.11-32; 14.15-24; 13.1-9; 11.29-32; 11.1-13; 10.25-37; 9.21-27; 8.4-15; 6.20-49; 4.1-21]

Q: Christians believe in life after, life after death; that is, between now and the resurrection those who welcomed God will have a conscious life with him. At the resurrection their bodies will be remade for the renewed earth. This is very different to other ideas of life after death that speak of disembodied spirits or souls or, merging of our consciousness into the ocean of being or nothingness. Of course, we only know ourselves as physical creatures. What will it mean for us to be physical, completely healed, neither wanting nor acting corruptly and completely filled by God’s spirit (1 Corinthians 15:44) as Jesus was?

Talk outline

Luke 24: 13-35 | Life after, life after death

The final argument of Jesus

– his resurrection

The beginning of the Kingdom of God

– out lasting the kingdoms of humanity

Why it was not obvious

Slow to believe ALL that the Prophets wrote

– Sacrifice then Victory

Life after, life after death

– the final argument of Jesus