We celebrate new life as Jesus meets us on the road this week, both in the Bible story, but also in the daily travels of our lives. How do we show the living Lord’s presence in our gathering, our breaking bread and prayers?
Saturday Worship – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday Morning – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult study and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Sunday, April 7th – Camp Sunday – Sunday School children 1st grade through 5th grade: come and meet the new program director of Sugar Creek Bible Camp, learn some popular camp songs and try some of the most favorite Sugar Creek snacks during Sunday School! Camperships for summer Bible Camp will be our monthly benevolence emphasis.
The Road to Emmaus
April 7, 2013
Key Verses: “Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’” Luke 24:31-32
Time: 30 C.E.
Since Last Week: After the women found the tomb empty, some of the disciples left Jerusalem.
Background: It was on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus, about seven miles, that two of the disciples encountered the risen Jesus. At first they were kept from recognizing him, but their eyes were opened in the breaking of the bread.
Community: In what ways does your community of faith reveal Jesus to one another? What might your community of faith do to help others know Jesus?
At Home: What things are your eyes closed to, that you could or should be looking at in your own life? How might you face some of those things this week? Who can help you see and work through the difficult issues you face?
Read This Week:
Monday: Peter and John before the Council, Acts 4:1-22
Tuesday: Believers Pray, Acts 4:23-31
Wednesday: Believers Share, Acts 4:32-37
Thursday: Ananias and Sapphira, Acts 5:1-11
Friday: The Apostles Heal, Acts 5:12-16
Saturday: The Apostles Are Persecuted, Acts 5:17-42
Next Week: Stephen is Martyred, Acts 6:1-14, 7:47-60