Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes

Luke 24:28-32 (25.04.19)

Luke 24:28-32 NIV
As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. [29] But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
[30] When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. [31] Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. [32] 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?”

Our speaker at Conference showed us a picture of Jesus, but not the sombre Christ of so much art, but a laughing Messiah full of joy and life. This is the Jesus of the Gospels as we see him here. There’s something so compelling about him that the two on the road aren’t looking for an excuse to get rid of him, but are desperate to get him to stay with them, even when they don’t know who he are. This is more than simple good manners – you can see this at the end when they admit their hearts were burning as he opened the Scriptures.

Father, may we find Jesus in the Bible and in Communion, and may his compelling joy be found in us as a result!

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