Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.
He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
Hurt wants to rob you of God's purpose.
One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
"What things?" he asked. "About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.
All earthly hopes are fragile.
Never put your Eternal Hope in an earthly place.
He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
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?"
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?" They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem.
Hope Rising | Eternal Hope
Don't let hurt rob you of God's purpose for your life! This weekend we kicked off our brand new teaching series, Hope Rising. Lead Pastor Whit George encourages us with a message on having Eternal Hope in Jesus—a hope that nothing can take away!