Luke 24



Luke 24 concludes the Gospel with the resurrection, appearances of Jesus, and his ascension, underscoring the fulfillment of prophecy and the disciples' mission to proclaim the message of salvation to all nations.


  1. The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-12): Women, including Mary Magdalene, find the tomb empty. Two angels inform them that Jesus has risen, just as he had foretold. The disciples initially struggled to believe the report.
  2. On the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35): Two disciples encounter the resurrected Jesus on the road to Emmaus but do not recognize him. Jesus explains the Scriptures concerning himself, and their eyes are opened when he breaks bread with them.

  3. Jesus Appears to the Disciples (Luke 24:36-43): Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem, showing them his hands and feet. He eats with them, demonstrating his physical resurrection.
  4. Jesus' Commission to the Disciples (Luke 24:44-49): Jesus explains how his death and resurrection fulfill Old Testament prophecies. He commissions the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness to all nations, starting from Jerusalem.
  5. The Ascension (Luke 24:50-53): Jesus leads the disciples to Bethany, blesses them, and ascends into heaven. The disciples worship him and return to Jerusalem with great joy, continually praising God in the temple.





1. Anyabwile T. M. (2018). Exalting Jesus in Luke. Holman Reference.