Jesus meets the two men on the road to Emmaus but they are prevented from recognizing Him. The reason why has to do with the slowness, dullness and hardness of their own heart. Do you have a heart
Jesus meets the two men on the road to Emmaus but they are prevented from recognizing Him. The reason why has to do with the slowness, dullness and hardness of their own heart. Do you have a heart problem when it comes to Christ?
Question: What problem do we know they have from this verse?
They obviously had a bad category when it came to their doctrine about Jesus. It was their belief and it was firmly entrenched in their mind that Jesus was going to be a "conquering King."
Of course a proper understanding of the Old Testament would have told them He would first arrive as a "suffering Servant." But Jesus is quick to tell them the real source of their problem.
Also Jesus plainly told His disciples the very reason He was heading to Jerusalem
Question: What things might Christ be plainly telling you right now in your life that you will not hear?
THE PROBLEM verse 25 - “slow of heart to believe” Is it possible we have a heart problem and don't know it? A slow heart, dull heart or hard heart can manifest itself in bad categories about Christ! Question: If Jesus were to show up at you front door tonight, would He say the same thing to you that he said to these disciple? THE SOLUTION Question: So what is the solution for a slow heart, dull heart or hard heart? verse 27 - Jesus explains ( Greek word that means hermeneutics - method for interpretation ) the Scriptures to them starting from Genesis through the prophets. The word of God into a heart that is prepared to receive the word can do a miracle. Question: What truth do you know now for sure about the proper interpretation of the Old Testament?
THE RESULTS verse 31 - Eyes are opened to really see who He is, and with hearts burning they go from Emmaus back to Jerusalem to tell others that Jesus is alive! What a wonderful story for us to see what happens in our lives as we learn who the real Jesus is from the Bible.
Questions to consider from Luke 24:13-15 Is it possible that you have some incorrect categories about the Lord Jesus? Are they related to a heart that is slow or even worse hard? What kind of sin do you recognize in your life now? When is the last time you got quiet before God and confessed these sins? How can you know Christ and yet not know His word? Do you see why we need one another in community, for accountability and growing relationships in Christ?