“Anything can happen in the next half hour” were the oft repeated words of a much-loved children’s TV programme. What happens next? That’s our theme today in Scattered Together. Jesus’ friends were being prepared for the Ascension (forty days after the already life-changing resurrection). Pentecost is two weeks away! “What happens next” was on their minds as it is on ours. Let’s explore this while scattered together. See you there. Adrian.
Join us next week at belvoirparish.co.uk/live to watch, chat, and pray together. Sunday 11am for Scattered Together. Virtual Breakfast Club from 10.30am.
We would love you to join in with us and record a video of you singing/playing Days of Elijah for Pentecost Sunday (31st May). Find all the instructions at belvoirparish.co.uk/bigsing
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”