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JohnThursday, Sep 22, 2022

John

Seek Out James the Righteous

Yeshua’s eighth post-resurrection appearance was to His brother, James. This event is only mentioned in passing in the New Testament, but church historians of later centuries had access to sources that expanded on this heartfelt family reunion—and even clarified the leadership position into which Yeshua placed James.

Yeshua’s eighth post-resurrection appearance was to His brother, James. This event is only mentioned in passing in the New Testament, but church historians of later centuries had access to sources that expanded on this heartfelt family reunion—and even clarified the leadership position into which Yeshua placed James.

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The Master Incognito

It would be one thing for Yeshua to appear among us incognito today. None of us walked the Galilee with Him or sat at His Passover table in Jerusalem. However, his closes associates tended not to recognize Him after His resurrection until their eyes were miraculously opened.


Touch Me Not

When Mary Magdalene saw the Master raised from the dead, she clung to His feet. Like the distressed woman in the Song of Songs, she held on, refusing to let Him go. Hence His response: “Stop clinging to me, for I have not yet ascended.”


From Sabbath to Sunday?

Hymns, sermons, and liturgies worldwide commemorate the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah at dawn on Sunday. Yet when Matthew referred to a time “after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,” morning is hardly in view; in Judaism, the day begins at sunset.


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