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04 April 12, 2015, Luke 24;13-35, The Promise Fulfilled

  1. 1. Luke 24:13-35 The Promise Fulfilled April 12, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA
  2. 2. What’s the number one thing?
  3. 3. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFOtNWjTX5s/UdT_aGKSebI/AAAAAAAAAB0/ieKqL_IsJHg/s960/1031-wallpaper-slide-v2.gif
  4. 4. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  5. 5. April MemoryVerse I Peter 1:3 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
  6. 6. Friday, April 17, 2015 | 6:30 pm | Fellowship Hall East • Dr. Jason Lisle: Creation vs Evolution vs ID, Apologetics, Cosmology,The Big Bang, Astro Physics, Astronomy • Mark Cahill: Apologetic Evangelism, Do Something, BiblicalTruth • JayWatts: LifeTraining Institute,The Case for Life, BiblicalWorldviews
  7. 7. Saturday: April 18, 2015 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Fellowship Hall East • JayWatts: “Back to the Cross, Apologetics in Service to the Gospel” • Mark Cahill: Apologetic EvangelismTraining (2hrs) (Breakout Session) • Dr. Jason Lisle: How the Heavens Declare God’s Glory (Breakout Session) • JayWatts: “The Case for Life” (Breakout Session)
  8. 8. Saturday Lunch | 12:15 pm | Cost $10 (Purchase by April 12) • Dr. Jason Lisle: “Ultimate Proof of Creation” • Mark Cahill: “No Excuses” Sunday, April 19, 2015 • 9:00 & 10:30 am Sunday School Sunday • School Option: Fellowship Hall East: Dr. Jason Lisle: “Why Genesis Matters”
  9. 9. Sunday, April 19, 2015 • 9:00 & 10:30 am Worship Services – Sanctuary • Apologetic Message – Mark Cahill: “One Heartbeat Away” Evening Service – Sanctuary • 5:00 pm Dr. Jason Lisle: “DiscerningTruth: Exposing Errors in Evolutionary Arguments” • 6:15 pm Mark Cahill: “OneThingYou Can’t Do in Heaven”
  10. 10. Secret Church Simulcast Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 - 11:59 PM taught by Dr. David Platt, President of the I.M.B. Books may be purchased for $10 in the Missions office starting today. Contact: HalWarren
  11. 11. kazyoung.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Challenge.jpg We have three challenges that the Education Department has placed before us in 2015:
  12. 12. http://rejoiceministries.org/images/hiding-gods-word-banner.jpg 1.) Memorize the monthly memory verses and know each month we are hiding God’sWord in our heart.
  13. 13. January verse: Romans 10:9 February verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 March verse: Romans 3:23 April verse: I Peter 1:3
  14. 14. http://beavercreekchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/becoming-a-disciple-maker.jpg 2.) Share your faith with one person each month and build a relationship with them, so they will not only become a disciple – but a disciple maker themselves. Luke 19:11-27
  15. 15. http://www.tillhecomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/God_At_Work.jpg 3). Ask Sunday School class members to share how they have seen God at work during the week.
  16. 16. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608001854482746595&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0
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  19. 19. http://www.columbusinemmaus.org/chrysalislogo.jpg Chrysalis "Flights" (for 10th through 12th graders) and "Journeys" (for young adults, ages 19-24).
  20. 20. Date Event April 16 - 19, 2015 Men's Walk 138 April 23 - 26, 2015 Women'sWalk 139 June 25 - 28, 2015 Chrysalis Girls' Flight 37 July 9 - 12, 2015 Chrysalis Boys' Flight 38 July 16-19, 2015 Women'sWalk 140 October 15-19, 2015 Men's Walk 141 October 22-26, 2015 Women'sWalk 142 CAMPWESLEY PINES - GALLMAN, MS centralmsemmaus.com
  21. 21. To request the Sunday School Lesson send an e-mail to: SammieGaylonSmith@Comcast.net Once he receives your e-mail he will send you a pdfWord version and a pdf PowerPoint version of the lesson.
  22. 22. Luke 24:13-35 NKJV The Promise Fulfilled
  23. 23. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608048605196714585&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Jon Bloom is president of Desiring God and lives in theTwin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.
  24. 24. http://onedesertrose.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/wiersbe_warren.jpg WarrenWiersbe
  25. 25. http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Podcasts6/v4/32/5f/79/325f79f3-a0f1-02e5-5382-d8d519585dbe/mza_8884854500008393311.255x255-75.jpg J.Vernon McGee's ThruThe Bible
  26. 26. http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/images/UGSP00218.jpg William Barclay's Daily Study Bible (NT)
  27. 27. http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.607986843579255869&w=274&h=173&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.7 The Sunset Road ThatTurned to Dawn
  28. 28. Luke 24:13-35 NKJV The Road to Emmaus 13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
  29. 29. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him. 17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”
  30. 30. 18Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “AreYou the only stranger in Jerusalem, and haveYou not known the things which happened there in these days?”
  31. 31. 19 And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth,Who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
  32. 32. 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was HeWho was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
  33. 33. 22Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
  34. 34. 24 And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.” 25Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
  35. 35. 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
  36. 36. The Disciples’ Eyes Opened 28Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
  37. 37. 30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
  38. 38. 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?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
  39. 39. 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread. Luke 24:13-35 NKJV
  40. 40. http://njministries.org/1Bibilical%20Archaeology/day8map.jpg
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  43. 43. Since Emmaus is seven miles west of Jerusalem, these two men were walking towards the sunset. The sun was sinking on their world, but in God’s world...
  44. 44. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608049369699779438&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Light always follows darkness
  45. 45. The Christian is a person who walks not towards the sunset but towards the sunrise. The children of Israel journeyed in the wilderness towards the rising sun. (Num 21:11.)
  46. 46. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dZhK27Qy4b0/TY7i01vutrI/AAAAAAAAC8Y/SxfpKQObKw4/s1600/5.0+sunrise2_edited-1.jpg Numbers 21:11 NKJV 11 And they journeyed from Oboth and camped at Ije Abarim, in the wilderness which is east of Moab, toward the sunrise.
  47. 47. Genesis 1:5 NKJV 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. (not morning, then evening)
  48. 48. In the Jewish tradition, days follow this pattern of night first, then day. Still today, practicing Jews observe the Sabbath beginning on sunset of Friday until sunset on Saturday.
  49. 49. The Christian goes onwards, not to a night which falls, but to a dawn which breaks—and that is what, in their sorrow and their disappointment, the two on the road to Emmaus had not realized.
  50. 50. On the road to Emmaus the Lord joined these two disciples who were talking about Him. They had not seen the Lord, and candidly, they did not believe that He had risen from the dead.
  51. 51. They did not believe that the One Who had joined them on the road was the resurrected Christ. To begin with, they were not looking for Him at all.
  52. 52. 2Timothy 4:7-8 NKJV 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
  53. 53. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yszamFjfv5k/UMJUejo9K-I/AAAAAAAAAiY/D_zMZ3EIhlw/s1600/crown+righteousness.png
  54. 54. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608023621327326402&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 The Crown of Righteousness We inherit this crown through the righteousness of Christ which is what gives us a right to it, and without which it cannot be obtained.
  55. 55. http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee291/reneesheart/robeofrighteousness.jpg This crown of righteousness is not for those who depend upon their own sense of righteousness or of their own works.
  56. 56. To love His appearing means to live in the light of His coming, to behave as if He were coming today. Thus, to love His appearing means to live in moral purity. (see 1 John 3)
  57. 57. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d5/81/55/d581558c130f2535982e9f83199c8ed3.jpg To love His appearing means to stay disentangled from the things of this life. (see Colossians 3)
  58. 58. http://gracethrufaith.com/assets/uploads/2014/06/dayorhour.jpg To love His appearing means to serve God's people, giving them "food in due season“. (see Matthew 24)
  59. 59. Matthew 24:45-47 NKJV 45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Master made ruler over His household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his Master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that He will make him ruler over all his goods.
  60. 60. The Lord pronounces a special blessing on those who are serving His people when He comes back. It means that we won't do anything that we would not want to be found doing when He appears.
  61. 61. If we are really walking with the Lord today and living in the center of His will, it would mean carrying on as usual. • If, however, we are living for self, then it would require some revolutionary changes.
  62. 62. To love His appearing does not mean to just sit on the sofa and have kind thoughts about the Savior's return. • The crown of righteousness is reserved for those of us who love it enough to allow theTruth to mold our lives into action!
  63. 63. These two disciples were experiencing a lack of faith. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God“. (Romans 10:17)
  64. 64. http://www.gerhardy.id.au/images/Jesus_Emmaus-02.jpg This explains why Jesus opened theWord to these two men as the three of them walked to Emmaus. (not His wounds)
  65. 65. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/94/6f/f1/946ff1ae953af4a5398a7377f6198e50.jpg Their real problem was not in their heads but in their hearts (Luke 24:25 and 32, and note v. 38).
  66. 66. http://mysteriesandmanners.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/road_to_emmaus_large.jpg What they needed was a fresh understanding of theWord of God, and Jesus gave that understanding to them.
  67. 67. http://tapestryproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/road-to-emmaus-sml-notitle-e.png?w=300&h=222 He opened the Scriptures and He opened their eyes - they realized that Jesus was not only alive but right there with them!
  68. 68. What was their basic problem? Unbelief! They did not believe all that the prophets had written about the Messiah. (verse 25)
  69. 69. http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.607995725560545309&pid=15.1 That was the problem with most of the Jews in that day: they saw Messiah as a conquering Redeemer, but they did not see Him as a Suffering Servant.
  70. 70. As they read the OldTestament, they saw the glory but not the suffering, the crown but not the cross. • The teachers in that day were not unlike some of the "success preachers" today, blind to the total message of the Bible.
  71. 71. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8gj85UVAiUk/T6A5Q4LB0DI/AAAAAAAAAAM/-TWkzWMc1u8/s1600/small_road-to-emmaus.jpg Imagine the greatestTeacher explaining the greatest themes from the greatest Book and bringing the greatest blessings to men's lives.
  72. 72. The key to understanding the Bible is to see Jesus Christ on every page. He did not teach them only doctrine or prophecy; He taught "the things concerning Himself' (Luke 24:27).
  73. 73. Jesus, Peter, and Paul all quoted or referred to such OldTestament passages as: Gen 22:8, 14; Psalm 16:8-11; Psalm 22; Isaiah 53; and Hosea 6:2.
  74. 74. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.607995313212558541&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0 The more time there is between the prediction (OT) and when the event occurs (NT), the more amazing it is, the more impressed we are.
  75. 75. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608049322458875634&w=243&h=169&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.7 Psalm 22 was written by King David 1,000 years before it took place. It was written 500 years before the Romans had perfected crucifixion.
  76. 76. The Psalms were not numbered in Jesus’ day so the way they referred to a Psalm was by the first line of that Psalm. Psalm 23 =The Lord is my Shepherd
  77. 77. http://www.lifeinchristministries.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/psalm22.jpg Psalm 22:1a, 14-18 NKJV 1 My God, My God, why haveYou forsaken Me?
  78. 78. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f3/c2/22/f3c222545d38a7d6b2fc3c2ce54279ad.jpg 14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
  79. 79. http://mattmilamii.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/i_thirst1.jpg 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd (dry piece of pottery), And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
  80. 80. 16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; 17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
  81. 81. http://www.joyfulheart.com/easter/images-tissot/tissot-the-garments-divided-by-cast-lots-599x719.jpg 18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
  82. 82. Psalm 22 Six of the Fulfillments Gospels v. 1 -- Christ spoke these words Matt. 27:46 v. 2 -- Alternate light and darkness; Matt. 27:45 v. 6-8 -- The reproach of the people; Matt. 27:39-44 v. 16 -- His hands and feet pierced; Matt. 27:35 v. 17 -- People staring at Him; Luke 23:35 v. 18 -- Gambling for His garments; John 19:23-24
  83. 83. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RIJ57UBnL-M/T2xambBMMSI/AAAAAAAAAZE/djGhAmfHEjk/s1600/the_baptism_of_the_christ_21.jpg Over and over again, either directly or indirectly, literally or in figures of speech, the OldTestament foretold Jesus' death (Psalm 22), burial (Psalm 16), and resurrection (Isaiah 11).
  84. 84. http://ubdavid.org/advanced/way-to-heaven/graphics/4_jesus-baptism-beloved-son.jpg
  85. 85. http://media2.gracechurchsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/12_jesusintheot_main.jpg No Jew who believed and understood the Scriptures should have been surprised that the Messiah was ordained to die, be buried, and then resurrected.
  86. 86. Luke 24:18 NKJV 18Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “AreYou the only stranger in Jerusalem, and haveYou not known the things which happened there in these days?”
  87. 87. http://www.jesus-story.net/images/Holy_Family_Father_and_Son_CorbertGauthier.jpg Tradition has it (and it is possible) that Cleopas - one of these sad, cynical disciples – was the brother of Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary.
  88. 88. http://www.wikigallery.org/paintings/227501-228000/227966/painting1.jpg That would make him Jesus’ uncle – Uncle Cleo!
  89. 89. Cleopas’ wife may have been Mary, “the wife of Cleopas who stood at the foot of the Cross” (John 19:25) and she was the same Mary that was the mother of James the Lesser and Jude.
  90. 90. http://www.providencecpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/roadtoemmaus.jpg Cleopas’ companion on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24 may have been his wife.
  91. 91. Cleopas of Emmaus, would also have been the grandfather of the sons of Zebedee. He most likely became a martyr in the very home in which he broke bread with Jesus.
  92. 92. Cleopas’ son, Simon, the cousin of Jesus and James, was the leader who replaced James (after James was martyred) over the Jerusalem congregation.
  93. 93. Cleopas is a perfect example of a trend in the Gospels. The people who are named in the Bible are treated so for a very important reason.
  94. 94. The only consistent answer that explains why some are named and some are not is that the named characters were known to the evangelists as eyewitnesses. • They lived and told their story of encountering Jesus again and again.
  95. 95. Cleopas is one example of a person of great importance in the Jesus movement after the events the Gospels narrate. He is a rare case of someone we know from later historical records as well.
  96. 96. The fact that he is named and not the other disciple illustrates this truth. • The only plausible reason the other disciple is not named is that Luke did not have a record of his story or that he was not generally known afterward as one of the eyewitnesses.
  97. 97. http://www.wikigallery.org/paintings/227501-228000/227966/painting1.jpg Cleopas apparently was well known.
  98. 98. http://knsfinancial.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Road-to-Emmaus.jpg For the next two hours this strange man walked Cleopas and his friend through the entire Scriptures and explained all the references to the Christ.
  99. 99. On and on He went through the Scriptures showing a whole stream of ancient anticipations that had found their answer and fulfillment. Jesus was that Prophet like unto Moses. (Deut 18:15, 18 and Acts 3:22)
  100. 100. Deuteronomy 18:15 NKJV 15The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,
  101. 101. Deuteronomy 18:18 NKJV 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you (Moses) from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth (Jesus), and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
  102. 102. Acts 3:18 NKJV 18 But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
  103. 103. Acts 3:22 NKJV 22 For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren.
  104. 104. Acts3:24 NKJV 24Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.
  105. 105. But He was also the deliverer Joshua. And He was Aaron the priest who offered sacrifice. Indeed, He was innocent Isaac who was offered by Father Abraham in sacrifice.
  106. 106. He was the sacrificial lambs which for centuries had been offered in hopes of atonement. He was David the King. He was Noah by whom deliverance was brought to those who went with him in the ark.
  107. 107. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ufHWxVXtXL0/TOMEuK--1GI/AAAAAAAAC3E/qnhT1q5IHqo/s400/Sign-Of-Jonah-300x166.jpg He was Jonah who was--mark it-- three days in the fish's belly.
  108. 108. http://prophecytracker.org/wp/uploads/2013/01/5-2_salvation-old-new-testament.jpg In the OldTestament is the New Testament concealed. In the NewTestament is the OldTestament revealed!
  109. 109. Jesus' execution was about the only thing people were talking about in Jerusalem that week. It had been the tragic climax to a week of controversy, confrontation, and political intrigue.
  110. 110. http://www.foothillsemmaus.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/WalkingToEmmaus.jpg For the next two hours this strange man walked Cleopas and his friend through the entire Scriptures and explained all the references to the Christ.
  111. 111. And as He did, the fire of their faith that had died out on Golgotha came back to life (resurrection) and burned with that familiar hope, the hope that Jesus was indeed the Christ. Could it really be true? Jesus resurrected?
  112. 112. Who was this ManWho so beautifully made sense of everything that had happened, and yet at first had seemed clueless? There was something about Him.
  113. 113. Why do you suppose these two men were "kept from recognizing" Jesus for hours (v. 16)? The clue is in verse 25 where Jesus called them "foolish" and "slow of heart to believe" the Scriptures.
  114. 114. Their outward inability to recognize Jesus mirrored their inward unbelief of what the Scriptures revealed about Him. Now, Jesus fully intended to help them see.
  115. 115. But notice the priority of Jesus' revelation: before He opened their physical eyes, He purposed to open their heart-eyes. Why? • Because it was of utmost importance that they "walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).
  116. 116. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NKJV 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
  117. 117. Jesus knew that between His resurrection and the full establishment of His kingdom would be the church age (2,000 years). His ascension was nearing.
  118. 118. That meant these two men, all the other witnesses of the resurrection, and every generation of believers to come after (that would be us) would not have His bodily presence for proof or guidance.
  119. 119. They would have to rely on His "living and active"Word (Hebrews 4:12) to "light their path" (Psalm 119:105). Post-ascension, Jesus would be seen through the inerrant testimony recorded in the Scriptures and the testimony of followers whose heart-eyes were opened.
  120. 120. Revelation 12:11 NKJV 11 And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,
  121. 121. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608003018417703298&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0
  122. 122. When God ordains things to happen contrary to our expectations (like Cleopas not expecting Jesus to die), those are times when we are tempted to doubt His word—lose faith—and as a result lose sight of Him.
  123. 123. But not being able to see Him doesn't mean that He isn't there walking with us, although we may not recognize Him. • Those are not the times to neglect the Word, rather, those are the times to spend hours looking into theWord.
  124. 124. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
  125. 125. http://lsfdailydevos.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/ichart.jpg That is where we will begin to recover our sight.
  126. 126. Luke 24:19 NKJV 19 And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth,Who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
  127. 127. Did you notice what they said? They said that He "was a Prophet." They thought He was dead because they did not believe that He had come back from the dead.
  128. 128. Luke 24:21 NKJV 21 But we were hoping that it was He Who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
  129. 129. These men were saying that they had hoped Jesus Christ was the Prophet that would redeem Israel, but now it was too late. He was dead and they did not have much faith in what this Prophet had said - you can be sure of that.
  130. 130. This passage tells us of the ability of Jesus to make sense of things. The whole situation seemed to these two men to have no explanation - their hopes and dreams had been shattered.
  131. 131. There is all the poignant, wistful, bewildered regret in the world in their sorrowing words, "We were hoping that He was the OneWho was going to rescue Israel." • These were the words of men whose hopes were dead and buried.
  132. 132. Death to a vision. Then Jesus came and talked with them, and the meaning of life became clear and the darkness became light.
  133. 133. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/0b/75/ca/0b75ca4af76f78a3e18e3e6ad5ab8da2.jpg It is only in Jesus that, even in the bewildering times, we learn what life means.
  134. 134. Luke 24:22-23 NKJV 22Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive!
  135. 135. These men did not believe the report of the women nor did they believe the tomb was empty so you can see how much unbelief there was in the Resurrection at this time. • But there is a little light that breaks upon the thinking of these two men.
  136. 136. Luke 24:24 NKJV 24 And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”
  137. 137. Just as it seemed their faith ballooned up, they put a pin in it -- "but they did not see Him." They did not know what had happened, but somehow the body had been taken away.
  138. 138. http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/277521849_640.jpg They were not prepared to explain what had taken place, but the fact remained that no one had seen the Lord.
  139. 139. Luke 24:25 NKJV 25Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
  140. 140. This is a very important section. The Lord, in speaking about His resurrection, did not show them the prints of the nails in His hands to prove it.
  141. 141. He referred them to the Scriptures rather than to the nail prints. He told them, "You should have believed what the prophets said." • It is well to note the Lord's attitude toward the Bible.
  142. 142. The day in which we live is a day of doubt. There are people who are actually saying that you cannot be intelligent and believe the Bible.
  143. 143. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jB38j2GqPBc/UXlxeigh7rI/AAAAAAAAAUA/6aR01GeLAw0/s1600/believe-bieber-justin-love-Favim.com-655142.jpg Many people are afraid that they will not be considered intelligent; so they don't come out flat-footed and say whether they believe the Bible or not.
  144. 144. I suppose it is the most subtle and satanic trap of our day to discount the inerrancy and integrity of theWord of God. Christ says a man is a fool not to believe it.
  145. 145. http://pastorjd.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/john114.jpg?w=600 He gave a unanimous and wholehearted acceptance of the Bible's statements, with no ifs, ands, or buts.
  146. 146. Frankly, a lot of these men (theologians and preachers) do not have the intestinal fortitude to stand for theWord of God. J.Vernon Magee thinks their problem is more intestinal than intellectual!
  147. 147. http://biblicalproof.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/gods-word-learn-it-obey-it-be-saved-by-it.jpg Now notice that the Lord puts the emphasis upon theWord of God.
  148. 148. Luke 24:26-27 NKJV 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
  149. 149. Jesus began with Moses and the prophets. Moses and the prophets had spoken of Him and His death and resurrection had fulfilled their prophecies.
  150. 150. Christ says that there are two things which are essential to the understanding of theWord of God. They are simple but important. • First, as verse 25 indicates, we must have faith in the Bible.
  151. 151. Christ said, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe”. Pascal said, "Human knowledge must be understood to be believed, but divine knowledge must be believed to be understood."
  152. 152. The Bible is a closed book to the unbeliever, they can learn a few facts but they miss the message. • On the other hand, some simple soul whose heart is turned in humble faith to God will be enlightened by the Holy Spirit of God.
  153. 153. The eyes of his understanding will be opened. Great men of the past have come to the pages of Scripture for light and life in their hours of darkness or crisis. • It is not smart to ridicule the Bible.
  154. 154. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bP0P-yXqw2g/UNcxt68eHlI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/AMhwXzu6p9Y/s1600/Believe+God%2527s+Word.jpg The Lord said, "You are a fool not to believe God’s word."
  155. 155. Then the Lord says that the Bible can only be divinely understood. Human intellect is simply not enough to comprehend its truths.
  156. 156. Luke 24:45 tells us: 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
  157. 157. 1 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
  158. 158. There are things that are above and beyond human comprehension, and only the Holy Spirit of God can make them real to us. Our prayer ought to be…
  159. 159. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608009138743413327&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Psalm 119:18 NKJV 18 Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things fromYour law.
  160. 160. We should come with a humble attitude to theWord of God. Just because we read the Bible does not mean that we know it. • The Holy Spirit of God will have to make it real to us.
  161. 161. Luke 24:28-29 NKJV The Disciples’ Eyes Opened 28Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.
  162. 162. http://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/magazine/en06aug44a_malm.jpg 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
  163. 163. Luke 24 tells us of the courtesy of Jesus. He made as if He would have gone on. He would not force Himself upon them; He awaited their invitation to come in.
  164. 164. God gave to men the greatest and the most perilous gift in the world, the gift of free-will; we can use it to invite Christ to enter our lives or to allow Him to pass on by.
  165. 165. Luke 24:30 NKJV 30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
  166. 166. http://www.eborg3.com/Graphics/Jesus/Jesus-People/Portrait/X-Jesus%20Emmaus.jpg He only fellowships with those who believe in Him. The resurrected, glorified Christ wants to fellowship with those who are His own.
  167. 167. They wanted Him to stay with them, and He was known to them at the table in the breaking of the bread. Eating around a table is a wonderful time to share the things of Christ.
  168. 168. There is nothing wrong with a church banquet, provided it is not all given over to watching a magician or some other type of worldly entertainment. We have too many church programs that leave Jesus Christ out.
  169. 169. http://images.niceartgallery.com/image/data/192/192073.jpg To have true fellowship and blessing, He must be in the midst breaking the bread.
  170. 170. The "breaking of bread" (Luke 24:30, 35) refers to a common meal and not to the Lord's Supper. • It was at an ordinary meal in an ordinary house, when an ordinary loaf was being divided, that these men recognized Jesus.
  171. 171. It has been beautifully suggested that perhaps they were present at the feeding of the five thousand, and, as He broke the bread in their cottage home, they recognized His hands again.
  172. 172. It is not only at the communion table we can be with Christ; we can be with Him at the common table too. He is not only the Host in His Church; He is the Guest in every home.
  173. 173. Jesus revealed Himself to them during a common meal, and that is often how He works. We must learn to see Him in the everyday things of life.
  174. 174. Fay Inchfawn wrote, Sometimes, when everything goes wrong; When days are short and nights are long; When wash-day brings so dull a sky That not a single thing will dry. And when the kitchen chimney smokes, And when there's naught so 'queer' as folks! When friends deplore my faded youth And when the baby cuts a tooth.
  175. 175. While John, the baby last but one, Clings round my skirts till day is done; And fat, good-tempered Jane is glum, And butcher's man forgets to come. Sometimes I say on days like these, I get a sudden gleam of bliss. Not on some sunny day of ease, He'll come... but on a day like this! (The Practice of the Presence of God)
  176. 176. http://beingunderthenewcovenant.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/jesus.jpg?w=296
  177. 177. Luke 24:31 NKJV 31Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
  178. 178. These two disciples had talked to Jesus and listened to Jesus and they asked Jesus to come home with them. They had been won by theWord of God, and they did not even knowWho the Stranger was.
  179. 179. Luke 24:32 NKJV 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?”
  180. 180. http://burningheartblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/beckymflamingheart.png A different heart burn
  181. 181. All they knew was that their hearts were "burning" within them, and they wanted the blessing to last. The more we receive theWord of God, the more we will want to fellowship with the God of theWord.
  182. 182. Understanding Bible knowledge can lead to a "big head" (1 Cor. 8:1), but receiving Bible truth and walking with the Savior will lead to a burning heart.
  183. 183. 1 Corinthians 8:1b NKJV 1bWe know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
  184. 184. Luke 24:33-35 NKJV 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
  185. 185. The best evidence that we have understood the Bible and met the living Christ is that we have something exciting to share with others.
  186. 186. The two men immediately left Emmaus and returned to Jerusalem to tell the believers that they had met Jesus. • But when they arrived, the apostles and the others told them that Jesus was alive and had appeared to Peter!
  187. 187. What a difference it would make in our church services if everybody who gathered came to tell about meeting the living Christ! • If our services are "dead" it is probably because we are not really walking with and listening to the living Savior.
  188. 188. This post-resurrection account tells how these two men, when they received such great joy, hastened to share it. • It was a seven miles tramp back to Jerusalem, but they could not keep the Good News to themselves.
  189. 189. http://wjof.com/faithstories/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/share-your-story.jpg The Christian message is never fully ours until we have shared it with someone else.
  190. 190. When they reached Jerusalem, they found others who had already shared their experience. • It is the glory of the Christian that he lives in a fellowship of people who have had the same experience as he has had.
  191. 191. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608025262049005508&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 It has been said that true friendship begins only when people share a common memory and can say to each other…
  192. 192. Each of us is one of a great fellowship of people who share a common experience and a common memory of their Lord.
  193. 193. http://www.cfcfflcanada.org/Homepage/YFL/images/trust_in_jesus.jpg Trust the OneWho is patient with all of us slow-to-believe disciples.
  194. 194. http://www.jesuspictures.co/jesusresurrection_2.jpg Wherever Christ was preached and by whomever He was preached, His resurrection was the pivotal message that was proclaimed.
  195. 195. The Plan of Hope & Salvation John 3:16 NKJV 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 14:6 NKJV 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  196. 196. Romans 3:23 NKJV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23a NKJV 23a For the wages of sin is death, • Death in this life (the first death) is 100%. • Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our sins. • The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the second death explained in Revelation 21:8.
  197. 197. Revelation 21:8 NKJV 8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Romans 6:23b NKJV 23b but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  198. 198. Romans 5:8 NKJV 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Revelation 21:7 NKJV 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” •Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to accept Jesus as our Savior.
  199. 199. Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 NKJV 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
  200. 200. If you have questions or would like to know more, Please, contact First Baptist Church Jackson at 601- 979-1900 or http://firstbaptistjackson.org/contact/

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