How would you respond if you saw the risen Jesus face-to-face three days following the crucifixion? The disciples were notably disturbed, fearful, and shamed in this passage from John 20. Yet Jesus’ response to them was something that reverberates thousands of years later for believers today: “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”


In this passage, we learn that in Jesus’ presence we have four priceless things:

  1. Peace
  2. Power
  3. Perspective
  4. Purpose


Are you living your life like Jesus is dead? Are you feeling demoralized, or stuck? The resurrection gives you the chance to live in His presence with all the promises therein. Because when you’re in His presence it changes everything. How will you live in light of this?


John 20:19-23