Texts: Matt 28: 5-10; Lk 24: 13-19; 24-31; 1 Cor 15;4-8.
’What is the “gospel”? Gospel is defined by a minimum of three essential facts in the book of Acts2 and Paul’s letters3: (1) the deity of Jesus; (2) the death of Jesus in our place; and (3) the resurrection of Jesus. Other facts are involved, but these three are always present or implied. The good news to the world is that the sovereign Lord of the universe has overthrown the powers of darkness by conquering death.’from Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona,The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus © 2004 by

Post Resurrection appearances of Jesus Christ. We are studying today again, an aspect of the doctrine of Resurrection. Billy Graham , the evangelist says, ‘The message of Easter is the central focus of Christianity. The apostle Paul said, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15: 17 NIV). It is as simple as that. If Christ is still dead, then He cannot be our Savior, for He was not the Son of God, and He died like all men. More than that, Heaven’s doors are still locked.’
The post-resurrection appearances of Jesus are the earthly appearances of Jesus to his followers after his death, burial and resurrection. Believers point to them as proof of the Resurrection of Jesus and his identity as Messiah, seated in heaven on the right hand of God This is the doctrine of the Exaltation of Christ- Wikipedia.
Some of the post resurrection appearances of Jesus are :
In Galilee…Mat 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
To the apostles behind Shut doors…Joh 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Appearance to seven disciples At the beach…Joh 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. Joh 21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples….Joh 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
To more than 500 people …1Co 15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 1Co 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.1Co 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.1Co 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Reasons for appearances?
1. To keep promise made in, Mat 26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. Remember Galilee was probably the home of all the 12 apostles except Judas Iscariot.
2.To gather again the scattered apostles…Mat 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad
3. To show Christ is spirit and also flesh…
Luk 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
4.. To demonstrate Christ resurrected body, soul and spirit indeed.
5. To prove that he has conquered death…Act 2:24.
6. To show Christ’s victory over Satan and the world…1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
7. To further teach the disciples about his death and resurrection…Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
8.. To open their understanding…Luk 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

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2nd song, am so glad, in Eng, French, Yoruba, Igbo, and in Twi languages.
AM SO GLAD I BELONG TO JESUS..English,.FRENCH , IBO, YORUBA and Twi.. 2 times .)
Thanks satgo for chance given Benin 1
Now let’s introduce the theology of prayer biblically.
Passion week…institution of the Holy Communion… Good of Redemption..
General overview or Biblical ideas on peace and prayers thus: aim us to incite you to pray…
Thanks for opportunity given Benin 1 opportunity to lead pray
THEOLOGY OF THIS PRAYER IS THAT SOVERIGN GOD IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE , CREATED PEACE OUT OF CHAOS IN GEN 1..Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
WHAT IS PRAYER? Communication with God..For Evangelicals= ACTS..Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.
Jesus, our perfect model of prayer
He taught disciples how to pray…Our Father….prayer is relational..
He commanded us without fainting .Lk 18;1
He prayed very early. …also a long while…Mark 1;35…Mar 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed
.on this John Gill says, ‘And in the morning, rising up a great white before day,…. On the morrow after the sabbath, on the first day in the morning, notwithstanding the fatigue of the former day, through preaching and working miracles; yet he rose up very early while it was very much within the night, as the light and day were coming on, and before the day broke; though it might be broad day before he departed out of the house, as Luke suggests, Luk 4:42,’
He Prayed intensely…Luk 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Behold he prayeth….It is in prayer that destiny of Saul changed….eyes opened commission given..his life got meaning….Act 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
Prayer is warfare, no draw as in football matches…youneither conquer be victorious or you get captured…2Co 10:4 (For the there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
The three Cs: Covenants, Josh 9;21 Gibeonites, and Gehazi’s descendants are leepers..2 Kgs 5:25. curses an carelessness.. Rehoboam…lost the kingdom 1Ki 12:10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loin
Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Remember the twelve tribes of Israel…12 foundations of New Jerusalem in colours…Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Prayer and sacrifice are only two practices common to all religions…
Peace for you, Ghana, Benin, TOGO, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali
Methodology of prayer…praise or adoration ACTS….Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name…1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Sing, I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my … I will enter his courts with Praise.
Connectivity in prayer.Relativity of prayer…It is Relational…prayer to our Father..Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…Isa 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will he….2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.2Ch 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.ILLUSTRATION. OF A NIGERIAN LIEUTENANT IN THE USA WAS BEING DARED BECAUSE IF ACCENT SO HE SHOWED TGE STAR UNDER HIS BELT…NOT COLOUR IR ACCRNT BUT SPIRITUAL CONNECTIVITY THAT MATTERS..NO MORE DESPISING ME, I CARRY FIRE OF HOLY GHOST.
Connectivity in prayer. If we agree God will answer..Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Exclusivity of prayer….Jesus is the door and He contains the master key… Christianity is a package the Luk 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Sanctity…HOLINESS Ps 66;18..Psa 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:..Psa 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.Pro 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.Psa 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.Psa 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
Spirituality of prayer..Pray in the Holy Ghost….Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered….It grows rooted in Christ)s name nit outward show as warned in …Luk 20:47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.You know God is a spirit….godliness of prayer…2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
FIDELITY Faith- based …Mar 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.KENNETH E Haggins….birn paralysed,mread thus verse, stood up and worked ..YOUR LAMENESS WILL WALK NIW..
Hostility…There is an enemy….Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?..Isa 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
Urgency into the kingdom of oeace..of prayer…Mar 10:48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.Mat 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
The efficacy or effectiveness of prayer.. God that answers by fire…1Ki 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench..Mat 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Durability or lasting effects of prayer…Psa 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven…..Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Subjectivity or personality of prayer….an issue…the woman’s problem was issue of blood.. Your issue may Be hunger, poverty or other problems….Luk 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,..It is left to you….Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day….the first to jump into the pool gets healed ….Joh 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Opportunity in prayer….jump in shouting …Joh 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had….Tge silent lion has no territorial ambition….tge shouting side is the winning side.Lion of the Tribe of Judah…is fighting for you…Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.Hostility…Prayer is war.. we are fighting COSMOKRATOR….EPITHETE OR AKA OF SATAN.. WHERE I GREW UP IN PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIANITY…PRAYER IS WAR…..Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Authority….Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. in the name of Jesus….. in Japan..this Obisakin ihas the Letters of President of his country….all bowed, saying high…….exousia, ex-oo-see’-ah, From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: – authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength. Ambassadors for Christ…2Co 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.USE IT IN MY NAME….Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Intensity…Hannah type..1Sa 1:13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken…DRUNK WITH SPIRIT OF PRAYER…HOLY MADNESS.
Mystery of prayer…Wall of Jericho so broad it could take to cars beside eavpch other.,collapsed at the shout Jos 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. 1Ki 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? Ecc 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all….Hiw milk enters inside coconut? Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Our peace is on Christ..obedience to God…
Your peace….Isa 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Eze 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
OUR PEACE IS PERSONAL…IN ON INSIDE A PERSON, JESUS CHRIST…Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making pea
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between
Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful…Oeace and our mindset are linked
Covenant lasts 1,000 generations = 45,000 yrs
There is a way of peace…Luk 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace
What is peace?.. via negativa ….absence of war, aches and pains ..The dictionary definition of peace is by Webster… state of tranquility or quiet: such as
a : freedom from civil disturbance Peace and order were finally restored in the town…harmony in personal relation….a state or period of mutual concord between governments
Not absence of war… not peace of graveyard. It is Shalom …the presence, of God …Hear…Deu 23:14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.
Via positive…presence of God and trust in Him…peace is a matter of the mind, point of view, then yr environment.
Peaceful atmosphere is the natural and favorable environment in which a child if Gid should rejoice, thrive and function in. Trouble, quarrels are typical attitudes of Satan and his agents.
We are to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem .. of West Coast …Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Social peace?
Peace is From the soul…war starts from thought…Mat 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Separate people from problems
See options of peace
Be fair minded to all parties
Anointing of peace
Our light shining our Christianity should radiate peace..
People spend so much on Peace to protect …Nuclear weapons have cost the United States at least $5.48 trillion since 1940, and for most of that time neither Congress, the armed services nor the President had a clear idea what was being spent, according to a four-year study sponsored by the Brookings Institution….Amount if made into &100 dollar bills or note we reach the moon and back..?
The figure, which is stated in 1996 dollars converted under a Defense Department formula, represents about a third of the USA nation’s military spending and about one-tenth of all expenditures by the Federal Government from 1940 to 1996; only non-nuclear defense programs and Social Security cost more.
The money spent on nuclear weapons, plus money for environmental cleanup, would buy 290 million automobiles, says an author of the study, William J. Weida, a professor of economics at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and a former director of the Economic Policy and Analysis division of the Defense Department…. ..27/3/18
Communications, values and principles, feelings or emotions, structure and history
2. There is a covenant of peace…Furst occurence of the word peace I. The 400 verses of its 429ocvhrence. The furst occurence is on formal signing if the Abrahamic covenant in Gen 15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
It us Shalom…shâlôm shâlôm, shaw-lome’, shaw-lome’,From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace: – X do, familiar, X fare, favour, + friend, X greet, (good) health, (X perfect, such as be at) peace (-able, -ably), prosper (-ity, -ous), rest, safe (-ly), salute, welfare, (X all is, be) well, X wholly.
In the NT, peace occurs 111 times. Furst occurence is in. Mat 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. Greek, εἰρήνη, eirēnē, i-rah’-nay, Probably from a primary verb εἴρω eirō (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity: – one, peace, quietness, rest, + set at one again.
No peace fir the wicked …Isa 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Satan is against peace of Eden, Gen 3: sowing doubts… goes around to devour , 1 Pet 5:7-8,(.1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: ) to steal, kill and destroy…Jhn 10;10
In Isa Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.. IT HAS TO DO WITH DIVINE SAFETY, AND TRUST IN GOD. TRUST IS TRUTH.
On this text John Gill says….Peace with God in Christ through his blood, in a way of believing, and as the fruit and effect of his righteousness being received by faith; this is not always felt, received, and enjoyed in the soul; yet the foundation of it always is, and is perfect; and besides, this peace is true, real, and solid; in which sense the word “perfect” is used, in opposition to a false and imaginary one; and it will end in perfect peace in heaven: moreover, the word “perfect” is not in the Hebrew text, it is there “peace, peace”; which is doubled to denote the certainty of it, the enjoyment of it, and the constancy and continuance of it
Jesus says cincerning peace,
we pronounce peace on houses…
Command demons to hold their peace ….keep quiet….
Not peace but sword…the gospel separates believers from unbelievers…Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
My Peace I leave with you….
Peace of God…is beyond intelligence…Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
You are called unto peace…Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Commanded peace over troubled water…Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Oureventual and eternal home is Peace …nothing to perturbed paradise .Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.Also, ..Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Want peace to reign? Trust God.
peace perfect peace, in this world of sin..the blood of Jesus wisowrs Oeace within
Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
2Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
To do the will of Jesus—this is rest.
3Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus’ bosom naught but calm is found.
4Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
In Jesus’ keeping we are safe, and they.
5Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.

Genuine love fir all. Like Jesus …He gives peace …Joh 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
We are talking of his presence on our heart…panicked, worries, not lack of money, Security. He us our sufficiency…absence
Receive his peace
Prayer for peace:
1. We worship King of kings….Thank God for the peace so open rebellion
2. Forgive where we have not, encouraged or fostered peace ..
3. All troublers of my peace…bebound now..
4. Take authority over this venue, declare your Peace..peace in Accra, at headquarters.
5. Chains of sorrow, poverty fall off me niw, in Jesus name…
6. No headaches… bind all conductors of worries, panick, and pains…in dreams,
7. I want to seek,peace and pursue it…Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
8. Anti peace factors, is sin..Psa 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: Lord remove it… communications, emotions, structure, historical antecedents…
9. Peace for the leader and family, grace vision. Wisdom, picps, apicps, zonal, areas, parishes leaders.
10. Poverty, lack and deprivations foster quarrels…
11. Let the evil beasts departs… be bound here .
12. Impose yr peace in my body ,soul and spirit
13. Enforce your peace in my body, church, area, zones, provinces, Region..
14. Threats to peace address them now …
15. Troubled sea of my region, province, area, parish, family, individual, receive divine peace in Jesus’ name.
Command your peace in my life, my home
Be my sufficiency…no panick…
We may be one in focus , love…Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Holy Spirit Power Jhn 14;26…a major platform of my peace.