Luke 24:13-35 - On The Road To Emmaus.

Luke 24:27, 32 (NIV) And beginning with 
Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them 
what was said in all the Scriptures concerning 
himself... They asked each other, "Were not our hearts 
burning within us while he talked with us on the 
road and opened the Scriptures to us?"  


How We Live " Studying Gods Word
   Even though the men Jesus encountered on 
the road to Emmaus had been with Jesus before 
his death, they hadn't grasped the fact that his 
death had been prophesied by the Old Testament and 
by Jesus himself. So Jesus connected the dots 
for them. He started from the writings of Moses 
and then walked them through all of the 
prophets, "explaining from all the Scriptures the 
things concerning himself" (24:27). Now that would 
have been quite a Bible study! Jesus opened their 
minds to the meaning of all of the prophecies 
regarding him. And finally, Jesus opened their eyes, 
and they got it! 
   God's Word needs to be understood and 
applied to life. You won't understand everything you 
read, but the more you read, the more you'll learn 
and the more you'll understand. From beginning 
to end, the Bible is about Jesus. It tells what 
happened to humanity, why we needed a Savior, and 
what God did about it. It tells of God's great 
love for us. It assures us of eternity. Ask God 
to help you "get it" when you read his Word. 
[The One Year Bible for New Believers] 


   We'd finished our bike ride, and as we 
loaded our bikes into our cars, my friend Laura 
said, "Thanks, I feel like I just had therapy." 
   "Me too," I said, grateful for my weekly 
ride with my friend. 
   Every time we bike, we have meaningful 
talks. I've discovered I connect deeply with others 
when I'm doing something physical. When I'm on a 
walk, run, or bike ride, my senses are most alive, 
and my heart becomes most open to sharing. 
Raising three boys, my husband and I had our best 
talks with our sons while throwing a ball back and 
forth, hiking, or digging in the sand. I 
intentionally took advantage of such times to ask them 
deeper questions, and they were often more likely 
to open up and share. 
   I've found I also connect deeply with 
Jesus when I'm active. This shouldn't be 
surprising as Jesus had meaningful moments with His 
disciples and others while doing things. He was often 
walking or fishing when He had incredible 
conversations and shared insights about Himself to those 
in His presence. Consider the two men on the 
road to Emmaus. They were walking and talking 
when Jesus joined them and continued on the path 
with them. "He explained to them what was said in 
all the Scriptures concerning himself" (Luke 
24:27, NLV). And later they asked one another, 
"Were not our hearts burning within us while he 
talked with us on the road?" (Luke 24:32, NIV). 
   In quiet and contemplative times we can 
sense Jesus speaking to us. But I've learned to 
make it a habit to talk to Him as I walk, run, or 
ride, and listen for Him in those motion-filled 
moments. Jeannie Blackmer 
   Faith Step: Take a walk or a bike ride 
with Jesus today and listen. [Mornings With Jesus 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


The Shadow of a Doubt
   Sunday mornings. I awake early, long 
before the family stirs, the sunrise flickers, or 
the paper plops on the driveway. Let the rest of 
the world sleep in. I dont. Sundays my big 
day, the day I stand before a congregation of 
people who are willing to swap thirty minutes of 
their time for some conviction and hope. 
   Most weeks I have ample to go around. But 
occasionally I dont. (Does it bother you to know 
this?) Sometimes in the dawn-tinted, pre-pulpit 
hours, the seeming absurdity of what I believe hits 
me. The fear that God isnt. The fear that 
why? has no answer. The valley of the shadow of 
   To one degree or another we all venture 
into the valley. In the final pages of Lukes 
gospel, the physician-turned-historian dedicated his 
last chapter to answering one question: how does 
Christ respond when we doubt him? 
   For both the dejected Emmaus bound 
disciples (Luke 24:13-35) and the frightened upper 
room disciples (Luke 24:36-49): A meal is served, 
the Bible is taught, the disciples find courage, 
and we find two practical answers to the 
critical question, what would Christ have us do with 
our doubts? 
   His answer? Touch my body and ponder my 
story. We still can, you know. We can still touch 
the body of Christ. Wed love to touch his 
physical wounds and feel the flesh of the Nazarene. 
Yet when we brush up against the church, we do 
just that. The church is his body; it is made 
full and complete by Christ, who fills all things 
everywhere with himself  (Eph. 1:23 NLT). 
   Christ distributes courage through 
community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He 
never deposits all knowledge in one person but 
distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many. When 
you interlock your understanding with mine, and 
we share our discoveries  When we mix, 
mingle, confess, and pray, Christ speaks. 
   The adhesiveness of the disciples 
instructs us. They stuck together. Even with ransacked 
hopes, they clustered in conversant community. They 
kept going over all these things that had 
happened (Luke 24:14 MSG). Isnt this a picture of 
the church - sharing notes, exchanging ideas, 
mulling over possibilities, lifting spirits? And as 
they did, Jesus showed up to teach them, proving 
when two or three of you are together because of 
me, you can be sure that Ill be there 
(Matt. 18:20 MSG). [Max Lucado Daily Devotional at 


In the Bible, bread is a symbol of the Word 
of God. Jesus said, "It is written, Man shall 
not live by bread alone, but by every word that 
proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. As we 
read, digest, and follow the Scriptures, we will 
find strength, joy, peace, and everlasting life. 
[AF Storacle lesson #2] 


John 6:63 - The Power of God's Word.


Jeremiah 23:29 - God's Word is Powerful!


Hebrews 4:12 - Power Greater Than Nuclear.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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