What is most important for the church? Jesus gives us three things before his ascension in Luke’s gospel. These three are still important many years later.
Jesus stands among us declaring his peace, and comforting by his very presence.
Notice that just as God raised up Christ so He has raised us up! This is both a quickening of the future resurrection of our bodies and a present quickening of our souls.
John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.