Tuesday, April 20 / May 3, 2005: Bright Tuesday: Acts 2:14-21, Luke 24:12-35
- passage: Acts 2:14-2:21
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said
unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem,
be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not
drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall
come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit
upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and
your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days
of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven
above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of
smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to
pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
passage: Luke 24:12-24:35
Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he
beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in
himself at that which was come to pass. And, behold, two of them went
that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about
threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which
had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together
and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their
eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them,
What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another,
as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas,
answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and
hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning
Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God
and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered
him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted
that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all
this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and
certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early
at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying,
that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found
it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said
unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets
have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to
enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he
expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as
though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying,
Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And
he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat
with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out
of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn
within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to
us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to
Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were
with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known
of them in breaking of bread.