L U K E.
Our Lord Jesus went gloriously down to death, in
spite of the malice of his enemies, who did all they could to make
his death ignominious; but he rose again more gloriously, of which
we have an account in this chapter; and the proofs and evidences of
Christ's resurrection are more fully related by this evangelist
than they were by Matthew and Mark. Here is, I. Assurance given by
two angels, to the woman who visited the sepulchre, that the Lord
Jesus was risen from the dead, according to his own word, to which
the angels refer them (ver.
1-7), and the report of this to the apostles, ver. 8-11. II. The visit which
Peter made to the sepulchre, and his discoveries there, ver. 12. III. Christ's conference
with the two disciples that were going to Emmaus, and his making
himself known to them, ver.
13-35. IV. His appearing to the eleven disciples
themselves, the same day at evening, ver. 36-49. V. The farewell he gave them,
his ascension into heaven, and the joy and praise of his disciples
whom he left behind, ver.