Scripture of the Week

Luke 24:36-48

36: While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, Peace be to you.
37: But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
38: And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.
40: And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41: While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, Have you anything here to eat?
42: They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;
43: and He took it and ate it before them.
44: Now He said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
45: Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
46: and He said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,
47: and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48: You are witnesses of these things.

Acts 3:12-19

12: But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
13: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
14: But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15: but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.
16: And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17: And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
18: But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
19: Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;