April 7 2016 – The Emmaus Road


Luke

 24:13-35


 




Introduction:

 With Easter/Resurrection Sunday now in our rear view mirror by 2 weekends, I want us to think about what’s next? What happens after ‘the event.’ What do we do know? Where do we go? What should I believe? Who should I follow?

This is part of the ‘dilemma’ that the disciples and Christ followers were faced with.

Three points for consideration this morning: 


Before you determine where your ‘journey’ will take you


, you must first know where you’re at.

I.           


Where I’m At – 24:13-26

Question

: Where are we at today? What is our condition? What are our ‘hang ups’? What is causing us to doubt? Why are we being/acting/living so sadly and without faith?

Illustration

: Gerbil on wheel. Once a week? Once a month? Once a day? Three times a day? Same result…not going anywhere!

Testimony (Text) continues about where disciples were at.

Jesus exposes where they were really at.

Verse 26, ”


O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoke! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory


?


Application

: The second thought for our consideration is where they (disciples) and where we (today) really need to go.

II.        


Where Do I really need/want to Go?

We need to go to the Scriptures!

Luke 24:27 

“And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”

 (NKJ)

Question

: Where do I need to go now….today? Where am I going to find help/solution/support for:

III.      


How Am I going to get there


“Breaking of bread”


 = Fellowship, communion, intimacy. Their Eyes were opened!

4. ‘Protected the Burn’ – Luke 24:32 

“And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

(NKJ)

5. Rose up the next day and returned to Jerusalem

6. Found Others (the 11)

7. Declared and Testified to/of the Christ

Conclusion

: Where are you/we at today? Now that the lilies have been put away and the Easter Sunday clothes, etc…..now what?

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