And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb,
But when they went inside, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
And while they were perplexed and wondering what to do about this, behold, two men in dazzling raiment suddenly stood beside them.
And as were frightened and were bowing their faces to the ground, the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among dead?
He is not here, but has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee
That the Son of Man must be given over into the hands of sinful men (men Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.whose way or nature is to act in opposition to God) and be crucified and on the third day rise .
And they remembered His words.
And having returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven apostles and to all the rest.
Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who reported these things to the apostles.
But these reports seemed to the men an idle tale (John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.madness, William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.feigned things, James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.nonsense), and they did not believe the women.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; and stooping down and looking in, he saw the linen cloths alone by themselves, and he went away, wondering about and marveling at what had happened.
And behold, that very day two of were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
And they were talking with each other about all these things that had occurred.
And while they were conversing and discussing together, Jesus Himself caught up with them and was already accompanying them.
But their eyes were held, so that they did not recognize Him.
And He said to them, What is this discussion that you are exchanging (Literal translation.throwing back and forth) between yourselves as you walk along? And they stood still, looking sad and downcast.
Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered Him, Do you alone dwell as a stranger in Jerusalem and not know the things that have occurred there in these days?
And He said to them, What things? And they said to Him, About Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a Prophet mighty in work and word before God and all the people--
And how our chief priests and rulers gave Him up to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him.
But we were hoping that it was He Who would redeem and set Israel free. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things occurred.
And moreover, some women of our company astounded us andLiteral translation.drove us out of our senses. They were at the tomb early
But did not find His body; and they returned saying that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive!
So some of those with us went to the tomb and they found it just as the women had said, but Him they did not see.
And said to them, O foolish ones and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken!
Was it not necessary andMarvin Vincent, Word Studies.essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?
Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself.
Then they drew near the village to which they were going, and He acted as if He would go further.
But they urged and insisted, saying to Him, Remain with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. So He went in to stay with them.
And it occurred that as He reclined at table with them, He took bread and praised and gave thanks and asked a blessing, and then broke it and was giving it to them
When their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He vanished (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.departed invisibly).
And they said to one another, Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and as He opened and explained to us the Scriptures?
And rising up that very hour, they went back to Jerusalem, where they found the Eleven gathered together and those who were with them,
Who said, The Lord really has risen and has appeared to Simon (Peter)!
Then they Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.related what had happened on the road, and how He was known and recognized by them in the breaking of bread.
Now while they were talking about this, Jesus Himself took His stand among them and said to them, Peace (Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin) be to you!
But they were so startled and terrified that they thought they saw a spirit.
And He said to them, Why are you disturbed and troubled, and why do such doubts and questionings arise in your hearts?
See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Feel and handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have.
And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
And while they still could not believe it for sheer joy and marveled, He said to them, Have you anything here to eat?
They gave Him a piece of broiled fish,
And He took and ate before them.
Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
Then He opened up their minds to understand the Scriptures,
And said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer and on the third day rise from (George Ricker Berry, Greek-English New Testament Lexicon.among) the dead,
And that repentance forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.
And behold, I will send forth upon you what My Father has promised; but remain in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.
Then He conducted them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up His hands, He invoked a blessing on them.
And it occurred that while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was taken up into heaven.
And they, worshiping Him, went back to Jerusalem with great joy;
And they were continually in the temple celebrating with praises and blessing and extolling God. Amen (so be it).
Summary: Our Easter joy is not always immediate. It certainly wasn't immediate for Jesus' first disciples either. Even the empty tomb and the angel's proclamation left them bewildered. It was in remembering Jesus' own words that the Spirit brought them to faith.
Summary: The story of this encounter, like our own journey of faith, may be viewed from three perspectives: 1) The need for understanding (Luke 24:13–24), 2) The source of understanding (Luke 24:25–27), and 3) The response to understanding (Luke 24:28–32).
Summary: Jesus shone the light on the need to repent. The same light allows us to take in the Scriptures and feast on the Word. In return, we are to preach repentance and remission of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations.
Summary: The church celebrates its mission every time it gathers for worship, especially on Sunday, and especially on Easter Sunday. This Easter sermons reflects on the mystery that is the central celebration of the Church--the resurrection.
Summary: In the series, "A Journey To and From Easter" we're now moving from Easter with two disciples as they're on the Emmaus Road, moving from God's promises and presence into obscurity until they met with the risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Summary: Luke 24 is one of the most beloved accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. Follow these two disciples as they leave Jerusalem heading for home, and walk with them as they entertain an unusual stronger who caused their hearts to burn with revival fires.