Summary: We have the opportunity to walk with Jesus. When we do it will create a "fire in our hearts"
Resurrection Series: “Redeemed”
Walking With The Risen Savior
Maybe you have seen the television show “Undercover Boss”. It is a reality show that takes the owners and CEO’s of major corporations and put them in a disguise and send them out to work with the employees of their company. I watched one a while back where the CEO of “Roto Rooter” went from his cozy office out on the road with a technician and had to fix toilets and clean clogged drains. The low level employees begin to talk about the company and the things they would like to see changed. And at times they are brutally honest. I saw one episode where a lady was venting her frustrations about the CEO to…the CEO!!! Always at the end of the show the CEO will reveal his true identity (to the shock and sometimes embarrassment of his employees).
In our selected text we find a situation where Jesus was walking with some men who were talking about Him. They spent the better part of a day with Him and just before He left, their eyes were opened and they realized who He was. The key verse for this message is v 32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?This verse refers back to the events that are recorded in verses 13-31.These two men were walking on “the road to Emmaus” and they encountered a man and had no idea who he was.They were discouraged about the events of the past few days and began to share with Him their thoughts.Little did they know that they were walking with none other than Jesus Christ? God had hidden the fact that this was Jesus from these men. Jesus asked them “what they were discussing”.In verse 18 Cleopas, responded, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.” Jesus asked “what things”.They began to describe Jesus and the things that He had suffered and His rumored resurrection. Jesus began to “reveal the scriptures” to these men and spent the evening with them. Eventually their eyes were opened and they saw Jesus for who He was. Jesus then left them and they said “our hearts burned within us, while he talked with us, and while he opened to us the scriptures?”Though these men were unaware that they were walking with Jesus, there is much that we can learn from their story.
Today I want to preach on the subject “Walking With The Risen Savior” .........These men said that their “hearts burned within them as Jesus opened up the scriptures”
The English word “burn” takes the place of two Greek words in this instance. Notice:
1.(ēn – ane) “I was”
2.(kaiō - kah'-yo) “to set on fire”
I have an intense desire to see Stockdale Baptist Church “set on fire” for Jesus! Folks, it can happen …it should happen! But it will not come as a result of