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Notes on Luke 24:52-53

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Luke 24:52

worshiped. We should worship God alone (4:7-8; 1 Kgs. 18:39). Thus, this is an affirmation of Jesus' deity (see note on 11:2). joy. The disciples exhibited joy as they obeyed the instruction of the risen Christ by returning to Jerusalem (vv. 47-49). Joyful obedience to Jesus should mark every believer in every age (see Ps. 32:11; 1 Thess. 1:6-7).

Luke 24:53

temple. The disciples gathered in Solomon's Portico along the outer court of the Gentiles on the Eastern side of the temple for worship and prayer (see note on 2:27; Acts 2:46). blessing God. That is, they were offering prayers of praise and thanksgiving for all that they themselves had been blessed with.

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