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This wraps of our series on the Emmaus Road which has been a post-Easter story to prepare us for Holy Week. The call of this sermon is to “wake up” to the reality of Easter every morning. To live as followers of Jesus is to be mindful of both the cosmic and street level (the day-to-day-to-week-to-lifetime) ramifications of the empty grave. This is a call to wake up to what Jesus is doing - not just on the pages of Scripture or in the Sunday sermon, but in our classes, jobs, and conversations – not building compartments with our lives, but yielding to the Lordship of Jesus in every part of our lives. This Kingdom oriented life is available to everyone, everywhere, all the time. For the two on the road to Emmaus, their encounter with Jesus led to open eyes, burning hearts, and running feet as they could’t wait to share the good news of a risen Savior.
What difference does Easter make in your life today?
What does it look like to be Easter Monday people?
Spoken word piece by Samara Norris, produced by Tate Kirgiss
Who is Jesus? This is a recurring question that people ask Jesus and Jesus repeatedly asked others during his ministry. The Bible says that how we answer this question determines our destiny. To find life-changing hope, it says we must come to know Jesus as the disciples did: as the risen Lord. Throughout the last 2,000 years Christians have all ended up saying the same thing, no matter what culture or time period they lived in: “Jesus Christ is Lord.” While we must answer the question “who do you say that Jesus is?” our passage encourages us to ask “what does Jesus say about us?” And we find that he defines two problems in us: how foolish you are, he says, and how slow of heart to believe. We have a problem with our minds (foolishness) and a problem with our hearts (slowness, unbelief). In this sermon we reflect on how these problems play out in our interpretation of life and discover how Jesus addresses this and gives us a new interpretation. In the end, we cannot think or believe our way to him, but rather he comes to us and opens our minds and enlivens our hearts.
Luke 24:5-8, 13-35, 44-45; Matthew 21:10; 16:15; Mark 4:41; 8:29; Luke 5:21; 7:49; 9:20; John 12:34-35; Philippians 3:18; Isaiah 55:9.
On the day of his resurrection, Jesus joins two disciples on the road to Emmaus, but they don’t recognize Him. As Jesus engaged with them the disciples are “sad” with “faces downcast” because Jesus had been crucified and his body was no longer in the tomb. They had hoped Jesus was the one to redeem Israel. Throughout his ministry Jesus often asked people what they wanted, encouraging them to get in touch with their desires. God knows what we want and He invites us to communicate our desires to Him. As we walk with and trust Him, God loves to give us good gifts (Matthew 7:7-11 & Psalm 37). So, it is important for us to be aware of our hopes and desires and tell our good Father in heaven about them. When our hopes are dashed or go unfulfilled it’s especially important that we turn to God in lament (Psalm 13).