Sermon Text: Luke 24:36-49 (NIV)
36While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
II. Believe In The Christ Who is Risen From The Dead: Trust The News That Jesus Lives
A. Personal Identity of the Risen Christ Established
1. Identified by the Marks of Suffering
2. Identified to Dispel Doubts
B. Physical Evidence of the Risen Christ Presented
1. Having Flesh and Blood
2. Eating Fish as Food
III. Believe In The Christ Who Rescues From The Grave: Tell The News That Jesus Saves
A. The Promise of Scripture is Fulfilled in Jesus
1. Foretold on the Old Testament: Prophecy
2. Fulfilled in the New Testament: Promise
B. The Provision for Sin is Found in Jesus
1. His Suffering and Death Provide Atonement for Sin
2. His Resurrection and Life Provide Victory Over Sin
C. The Proclamation of Salvation is Anticipated in Jesus
1. Anticipated by the Work of Jesus
2. Anticipated by the Promise of the Holy Spirit
Timing – While they were conversing about those who had seen the risen Lord on the road to Emmaus.
Greeting – Peace be with you
Emotions – Doubt, troubled in mind, unbelief, joy, amazement
Demonstration – of Resurrection – Look at hands and feet, touch, flesh and bones, eating
Scripture – fulfilled, Law of Moses, Prophets, Psalms
Understanding – Jesus opened their minds, the need for Christ to suffer, rise from the dead,
Message – Christ suffered, Rose from the dead on the third day, Repentance and forgiveness of sins tp be preached to all nations, starting at Jerusalem, The message to be carried by the disciples.
Enablement – The holy Spirit (promised by the Father, sent by Jesus), Requiring a wait in Jerusalem, To be clothed with power, from on high.