Summary: A look at Jesus as he shares with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Why did he start at Moses to expound the scriptures concerning himself? I have tried to answer this, plus it's a good gospel message.
JCC Easter Evening 04.04.10
Read: Luke 24:13-32
This was the fourth appearance of Christ; this was to two the disciples as they walked on the road to Emmaus
What did Jesus say to them?
There was a supernatural withholding of all recognition
Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself
Why start at Moses?
Why not start at Gen 3 where God spoke about the serpent getting his head crushed?
Why not show that Jesus was symbolised in Abraham with Isaac?
Because I think it was the beginning of the sacrifices
1. In Moses He was the fulfilment of all the sacrifices
When God gave Moses the law, there was blood sacrifices needed to atone for the sin of the nation
This was following the pattern given to Moses when the children of Israel were to leave Egypt
Take a spotless lamb
Apply the blood
Eat it all
We have to apply the blood of the Lamb to our hearts
We need to take the Lamb within us
But here Jesus was showing them that the sacrifice of animals was behind them
He was according to John the Baptist, ‘the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’
Scripture tells us that through the blood of Christ, we are saved
Also, in Rev we see Jesus at the right hand of God
Rev 5:6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain
Rev 5:12 ..the elders were saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honour and glory and blessing!"
Rev 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
You have to ask yourself the question, ‘Do I know that my name is in the Lamb’s book of Life?’
If you are not sure, then don’t leave here tonight until you are certain
2. David's king and Shepherd
King David, the one that Israel worshiped, recognised that there was One greater than he
Ps 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."
Ps 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd...
David recognised a greater King and a mightier shepherd
Jesus said, ‘My sheep hear My voice and they know me, and they follow Me’ John 10:27
Do you hear His voice?
Do you know Him?
Do you follow Him?
We see how Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords
Rev 19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
If you don’t acknowledge Him as your king now, one day you will have to bow the knee to Him
Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father Phil 2:11 & Rom 14:11
3. Solomon "lily of the valley."
He describes the love between the King and the bride
We are the bride of Christ
One day Jesus is coming for His bride
In heaven there will be a marriage, the marriage supper of the Lamb
Rev 19:19 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God
Only those who know him as their lamb sacrifice, their Lord and shepherd, their King and their bridegroom will be in the company of this supper
Let us not get to heaven and find that we are not part of the bride of Christ, but worst of all we are not invited to the supper
4. Isaiah "A child is born and Son is given."
This child is none other than the incarnate Christ
God in the flesh
Whoever believes in Him has eternal life
Is 53 the prophecies about the suffering Messiah and why He was sent to live among us
5. Jeremiah. "Branch out of stem of Jesse."
Jesus would remind them that he was the true vine John 15
Every branch in Him bears fruit
What kind of fruit are you producing?
We read that the good fruit is love, peace, joy, kindness, gentleness, self control etc
But the bad fruit is, deceit, sexual immorality, jealousy, greed, theft, lies etc