Of all the ways Jesus could have greeted the apostles on Easter Sunday, he chose four simple words: “Peace be with you” (John 20:19). It can be very easy to glide over this greeting, but opening messages like this can tell us a lot. Remember, Jesus had just risen from the dead. He had just fulfilled God’s centuries-long plan of salvation.
He had just overthrown the devil and opened heaven for all who believe. Now the time had come to reveal himself to his closest friends. It...
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