1. Discuss the 11 post resurrection appearances of Christ.  Which ones speak most powerfully to your heart?  Why?
  2. Seven of the former fishermen decided to follow Peter back to their old careers.  Why do you believe they did this?  How important was it for Jesus to recommission Peter before the others?
  3. How significant is it that Jesus first appeared to women (considered to be unreliable witnesses in a court of law)?  What do you believe are some of the messages of God’s view of women as seen in these resurrection appearances?  How can we as the church affirm women in cultures that continue to treat them as second class citizens?  How can we relate to women who feel that the Bible places them in a lesser role than men in the church?
  4. Discuss the promise of the Holy Spirit in relation to the questions of the disciples in Acts 1:1-8.  What do you believe is the reason this discussion between Jesus and the disciples takes places immediately before the ascension of Christ?
  5. Discuss the words of Jesus to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (Jn. 20:29)