Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Bethany Bullet - Week of April 23, 2017

Luke’s account concerning the pair of disciples who walked (unbeknownst to them) with the Risen Jesus to Emmaus is not merely historical narrative.  It is, to be sure, historical narrative; that is, it records events that actually happened in real time. 

However, it is more than just historical narrative.  It is an accurate description of what our Easter lives are to look like.  That is, we too are called to walk (albeit in recognition of His presence) with the Risen Jesus.  How do we recognize Jesus’ presence in real time and understand what is actually happening to us as we journey with Him? 

Return to Emmaus. Not geographically but textually. 

Read Luke 24:13-35

How do they come to recognize that this has been the Risen Jesus they have been walking with? 
The opened Scriptures and the breaking of bread. 

We who embrace the historical truth that “He is Risen” simultaneously desire to walk with this Risen Jesus through life.  To walk with the Risen Jesus, open the Scriptures and allow Him to speak to you; and speak about what He says with fellow travelers.  To walk with the Risen Jesus come to the table where bread is broken and He gives us Himself; and break bread with brothers and sisters in faith to find encouragement for the journey.

-Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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