Amazed In Emmaus

 

We’re so glad you’ve decided to spend part of your day with us at Living Water Church. We pray that the message will inspire and encourage you to be all you can for Christ. Pastor George Dupree will be talking about how Jesus will meet you when you’re going the wrong way how He’ll appear to you. He did that with the two people who were walking down the road to Emmaus. They were bewildered by what had just taken place, they watched Him die, they thought He was the One, now He was gone, but was He? We’ll look at how Jesus was revealed to them in the breaking of bread.

 

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Amazed In Emmaus
Online Communion Service
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Pastor George Dupree
 
After Jesus was crucified there were two people leaving Jerusalem on a seven-mile journey to a town named Emmaus. We only know one of their names, he was Cleopas, his companion goes unnamed. They were distraught about the crucifixion of Jesus; they thought He was the one…
 
Here’s the story…
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Luke 24:13-43NKJV

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. 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?” 18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?” 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, 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 He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. 22 Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23 When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. 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.” 25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 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. 28 Then 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. 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. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. 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, 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. 36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” 40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.

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Jesus will meet you when you’re going the wrong way, he’ll appear to you.
 
He did that with the two people who were walking down the road to Emmaus. They were bewildered by what had just taken place, they watched Him die, they thought He was the One, now He was gone, but was He?
 
After their walk and talk Jesus breaks bread with them and their eyes were opened to who He was.
 
Before He went to the cross Jesus transformed the Passover meal into the Lord’s Supper. There He announced His body was to be broken for us, He was going to be the sacrificial lamb and His blood would be signifying the new covenant.
 
It’s no wonder that the two big celebrations from the Bible are the Passover and The Last Supper – both of which are represented in a meal.
 
Think about how a meal will be a connecting point for people, how it will be a place to disconnect from the outside world and connect with the ones we love. Think about this –
Jesus was revealed to the two men who walked with Him to Emmaus after the resurrection after they broke bread.
· Luke 24:30 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. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
 
As we break bread today and celebrate communion my question to you is
 
What does communion mean to you?