Luke-The Investigative Gospel
On The Road To Emmaus
Jesus’ appearance to two disciples on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35 shows us how they came to recognize that Jesus was indeed alive.
I. The Reunion with Jesus (Luke 24:13-16)
The two disciples walking to Emmaus thought he was just another traveler, and they did not recognize him.
II. The Request from Jesus (Luke 24:17)
III. The Reply to Jesus (Luke 24:18-24)
Instead of being the only person who did not know what was happening, Jesus was the only person who did!
The two disciples told Jesus the astonishing news about the empty tomb and the angelic announcement about Jesus’ resurrection.
IV. The Rebuke by Jesus (Luke 24:25-27)
What any preacher would give to hear that sermon, when the Word of God Incarnate explained the Word of God written!
Instead, it is a book about Jesus Christ and God’s redemption that is found in Jesus alone.
V. The Recognition of Jesus (Luke 24:28-32)
It was a divine act that enabled them to recognize Jesus because Luke said that their eyes were opened.
The point is that every person today may have a similar experience as the two disciples in that it is the opening of the Scriptures that causes our hearts to burn.
VI. The Report about Jesus (Luke 24:33-35)
While the apostles did not expect resurrection, once they saw it, they were ready to die for the faith because they knew that death could not conquer them.
First, if you are not a Christian, believe that Jesus is indeed alive. Turn to God in faith and in repentance.
Second, if you are a Christian, tell others about Jesus.