Hallelujah God is Near
“Hallelujah God is Near”
Intro. – Being incognito – Recruiter with truckers
Vs. 14 & 15; two men were walking and talking
- The Greek word – ὁμιλεω [homileō] homiletics
- For preaching was at first largely conversational in style and not declamatory.
Vs. 16 – Jesus was undercover
· Why hide identity
· Dependent on bodily presence vs. spiritual
· Incognito – Talk freer with them
· Spiritual Warfare?
o Greek word - (epi/ginōskō) upon/to know fully
o Satan didn't want them to know
Vs. 17 – Jesus wanted to know why they were downcast
· Cleopas – Where have you been
o Everyone knew Jesus and what happened
o Ironic that they thought they were the smart ones
o Just like us today sitting in church
Vs. 19 – Jesus says show me your heart
· What things – Jesus experienced all of this
o Tell me about it or I heard that
· He was a prophet…
· Chief priest killed him…
· Redeemer – (ga’al) Hebrew meaning kinsman, someone to take away their oppression
Vs. 22-23 – Women amazed them
Vs. 24 – The men go and check it out
Jesus had heard enough
Vs. 25 – Work with me people
- Foolish - Greek anóētos (unwise) senseless
- Slow of heart – what is really going on
- Jesus shares the divine message
Vs. 28 – Jesus gives a test
- He acts like He's going farther
Vs. 29 – Stay – Greek (μεῖνον) imperative tense
- Do you want the full blessing
o 2 Kings 13:14-20 (p. 593)
Vs. 30-32 – There eyes are opened in the little things
- No it is not Heartburn your feeling, its Jesus talking to you
Vs. 33 & 34 – It's true He is Alive
- Vs. 23 is the center of the chiasm
o Jesus Is ALIVE
- The best evidence that we understand the Bible and have met living Jesus is that we are sharing something exciting about Him with others
Do you want the FULL BLESSING?
· Or are you staying incognito?
On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “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. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 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?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.