Why Didn't the Disciples Recognize the Risen Christ?


Video from Cold Case Christianity


"One of the things that the Scripture has called my attention to this Easter is the number of ways the friends and disciples of Jesus do and do not recognize the risen Lord. Have you ever noticed that? Why is it that? What were they expecting to see? What are we expecting to see?"

from video introduction.


The message about Jesus was delivered “messengers from God” which said “Do not be afraid” (Matt 28:5), “Do not be amazed” (Mark 16: 6), “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5) and “Why are you weeping?” (John 20:13). Why did God need to send a messenger to clarify the situation, reset the context, it had only been a few days since the Lord was crucified. As J. Warner Wallace explains there is something so different about a resurrected human body that we do not clearly see it. That is intriguing and I am looking forward to having that body some day!

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