LUKE 24

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Luke 24

LUKE'S EASTER STORY

 

PRECIOUS PROCLAMATION - Vss. 1-10

The angels made it clear that Jesus had risen from the dead.

 

PERPLEXED PEOPLE - Vss. 11-24

Both the Twelve and the disciples on the road to Emmaus expressed their doubts about the resurrection.

 

PROCLAIMED PRECEPTS - Vss. 25-37, 44-45

Jesus held "Bible Class" first on the Road to Emmaus and then in the Upper Room.

 

PERSONAL PRESENCE - Vss. 28-36

Jesus revealed himself first to the those on the Road to Emmaus, then to Peter, and then to The Twelve.

 

POWERFUL PROOF - Vss. 37-43

His hands and side

He was able to eat

 

PRESCRIBED PLAN - Vss. 46-49

They were to take the Gospel to the world.

 

 

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Luke 24:13-32

THREE FOR EMMAUS

 

A COMPASSIONATE QUESTION - Vss. 13-17

Jesus wanted to know why the two on the road to Emmaus were sad.

He cared about His followers. He still does.

 

A CONFUSED ADMISSION - Vss. 18-24

The two had thought that Jesus was the one who would redeem Israel. Now He was dead. They did not understand true redemption that Jesus secured on the cross.

They were also confused about the reports of an open sepulchre and the appearance of angels.

 

A COMPLETE EXPLANATION - Vss. 25-27

Jesus explained the events of his suffering and resurrection according to the Old Testament Scriptures.

 

A CLEAR REVELATION - Vss. 28-32

Jesus made it clear that He had indeed risen from the dead.

 

 

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Luke 24:13-32

JESUS IS THE ANSWER

 

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR SORROW - Vss. 13-24)

When there is sorrow, Jesus is there to listen. (Hebrews 13:5-6, Revelation 3:20)

 

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR CONFUSION - Vss. 25-27

He can take what confuses us and explain it. He uses His Word. When we are confused we must not only pray for guidance but read the Bible.

 

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR JOY - Vss. 28-32, 41

If we want to be joyful, we must realize that we serve a risen Lord!

 

 

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Luke 24:13-35

JESUS DREW NEAR

 

When Jesus rose from the dead He ministered to hurting people.

He appeared to Mary Magdalene who was hurting because of the loss of her Master.

He appeared to Peter who was hurting because he had denied his Lord three times.

He appeared to 10 of the disciples who were hurting because they ran when Jesus was arrested.

He appeared to Thomas who was hurting because of his unbelief.

He appeared to as many as 500 disciples at one time. Many of these would have been hurting for some reason.

As we see our text, Jesus also appeared to two of His followers on the Road to Emmaus. They were also hurting. It says in Luke 24:15, "Jesus himself drew near, and went with them."

Even today, when we are hurting, we find that Jesus draws near."

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR DURING CONFUSION - Vss. 1-14

Jesus drew near to these disciples during confusing times. Just that week they probably had been involved with Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Then there was the betrayal, arrest, trial, conviction and crucifixion of their Lord.

Added to this were the events of Verses 1-14. These men were certainly confused!

It is during our times of confusion that Jesus will draw near to help us.

When we hurt because of sickness, death, marital or family problems, financial difficulties or employment or school problems, Jesus will draw near to help us. Matthew 11:28-30, Romans 8:38-39, Hebrews 13:5

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH CONCERN - Vss. 15-17

He wanted to know why the disciples were sad.

He was desirous to help.

Even today, Jesus is present, always ready to listen and always concerned. Hebrews 4:15-16, 1 Peter 5:7,

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH CORRECTION - Vss. 18-27

Notice that Jesus listened to their concerns and then corrected them!

He taught them about Himself so that they would better understand the events that had just taken place.

As we pray and study our Bibles during times of trouble, Jesus will correct us as well, and put us on the right path. 2 Timothy 3:16

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH COMFORT - Vss. 28-35

These disciples were comforted by Jesus' appearance. Vs. 31

Actually as Jesus taught the Scriptures to them their hearts "burned". This was a good heartburn. Vs. 32

Notice how quickly they shared their comfort with others.

Jesus will comfort us. As we get into the Word of God and prayer, we will see Him clearly and be comforted.

 

 

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Luke 24:13-53

OUT OF THE DEPTHS

 

SORROW Vss. 13-24 The disciples were disappointed and confused.

SENSE Vss. 25-27, 44-49 Jesus explained the truth.

SIGHT Vss. 28-43 The disciples saw Jesus.

SONG 50-53 The disciples rejoiced.

 

 

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Luke 24:33-53

EASTER EVENTS

(Good possibility for a Sunday School lesson)

 

REPORTS OF THE RESURRECTION - Vss. 33-35

 

REVELATION TO THE DISCIPLES - Vs. 36

 

RESPONSE OF TERROR - Vs. 37

 

REASSURANCE THROUGH TOUCH AND TASTE - Vss. 38-43

Jesus showed them His body and ate food.

 

REVIEW OF THE SCRIPTURES - Vss. 44-46

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVANGELISM - Vss. 47-49

 

RETURN TO HEAVEN Vss. 40-53

 

 

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Luke 24:41a

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

 

"And while they yet believed not for joy..."

 

Sometimes God presents things to us and we think that they are "too good to be true". The disciples thought that Jesus being alive was too good to be true and had trouble believing. There are some things that seem to be too good to be true, but are anyway.

 

REDEMPTION IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE!

1 Peter 1:18-19, Romans 5:6-9

Jesus shed His blood on Calvary to redeem us!

 

REGENERATION IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE!

John 3:1-7, John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 1:3, 23

Anyone who truly trusts Christ as Savior is "born again".

 

RESPONSIBILITY IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE!

Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 4:11-12

 

God has chosen to use us in his ministry. Some will be missionaries, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Others will be lay leaders in the church. All of us have a Spiritual gift to use, and all of us can be witnesses for Christ.

 

REWARDS ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT THEY ARE TRUE!

1 Corinthians 4:5, 9:25, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 2 Timothy 4:8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 5:4, Revelation 2:10

Jesus will reward his faithful servants. What will we do with our crowns? We will lay them at the feet of Jesus!

Revelation 4:11-12

 

RESURRECTION IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE!

1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 51-58 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We will be risen from the dead!

 

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