New Hope Church
Developing a Christ Centered Heart
1098 W. 500 N.
Decatur, Indiana 46733
The Pastor's Study
Sermon Notes 4/16/2017
He Is Risen
That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
·Who were these two?
and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles (Lk 24:9-10).

15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.

·Why did Christ show up?
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them (Matt. 18:20).

16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

·Why did they not recognize Jesus?  
(Read Vs. 18-24) Doubt, Fear, etc.…
·What can Jesus do for their/our sight?
Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind (John 9:39).

20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.

·Who delivered Christ up?
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father (John 10:18)

Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin (John 19:11).
21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel

·What does this kind of hope say about their understanding of the cross?

24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.

·What does this kind of witness say about their understanding of the tomb?

·How did Jesus minister to their lost hope and confusion about the cross and the tomb?
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers-it is to him you shall listen (Deut. 18:15).

·Has this method of sharing Christ been passed on?
And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ (Acts 17:2-3).
·What was the result of sharing the Word of God for these two?

29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.

·What command does Jesus give to us that promises fruit?

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me (John 15:4).

·What promise does Jesus give to those who invite Him in?

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me (Rev. 3:20). (Communion)

These two walked away sad but they ran back with the good news, He’s Alive! He is Risen!!!