Sunday Morning, April 3, 2016

Road to Emmaus: An Immortal Journey

Luke 24:13 ~ “And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
The two men that were walking to Emmaus, about 8 miles from Jerusalem, where sad, despairing and very much in thought.
They had heard the reports of the women that the tomb was empty and that Jesus was alive, but they did not believe them. They had hoped that Jesus would redeem Israel, now he is dead.
But in their despair, their thoughts were rushing wildly about, entangled, wondering about the report of the women concerning the empty tomb and the angels. What did it all mean?
What these two men are facing, is the same despair that man face today in life. Their hopes are devastated, hope for …
  • family
  • school
  • meaning and purpose
  • profession
  • acceptance
In their despair, they didn’t even notice that the Lord and Savior was walking with them.
Christ asked them two questions:
  • What are you talking about? What is it that is causing you to look so sad?
  • What events? What circumstances could possibly cause such sadness and despair?
This shows that Christ was concerned for the two. He IS concerned for us today as well. He wants to know what causes so much sadness and despair.
The problem with the two from the road to Emmaus, as it is with so many today, was their shortsightedness and unbelief.
Every man should be engrossed in the death of Christ, but he should also believe and be engrossed in the resurrection of the Lord!!
Romans 4:25 ~ “Who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification.
Romans 8:34 ~ “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, ye rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Hebrews 7:25 ~ “Wherefore he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Pastor Andy Lambert

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