Speaker: Daryn Kinney
In Luke 24 the disciples think Jesus’ death is the end of all their hopes and dreams. “How could this happen? Wasn’t Jesus the Rescuer? Wasn’t he the King God had promised? It’s not supposed to end like this!” Were the disciples sad? No, they were baffled and confused; filled with despair and grief. And that’s what I love about this account. It doesn’t leave out the pain or the fear, the doubt or the struggle; but it doesn’t leave us there either. Luke 24 is the story of two appearings. First, Jesus appears to two of his followers on their way home, trying to make sense of everything that had just happened. They mention how their hearts were “burning” within them as Jesus talked with them. Jesus then goes on to appear to the eleven (his closest followers), and they’re at first completely freaked out. At one point Jesus says, “Everything I told you while I was with you comes to this.” Comes to what? What was Jesus talking about? That’s what we’ll explore this Sunday. This chapter is filled with irony, emotion and clarity. Come and see for yourself who Jesus chose to visit and what Jesus chose to do after his resurrection.