Great things can happen in the simple act of sharing a meal. The walk to Emmaus begins in discouragement as the men proclaim: “We had hoped that he was the one”. But in the midst of their discouragement Jesus comes to break bread with them, and brings a new hope and life.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
11:30 a.m. Community potluck
Devotions for this week:
The Road to Emmaus April 23, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday: Emmaus Road, Luke 24:13-35
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
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
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 24:32
Two disciples walked on a long road with plenty of time to ponder the incredible events of their week. But, who on earth is this stranger who seems not to have heard what everyone else is talking about? The stage is set for one more surprise. Even before Jesus revealed himself to the disciples, they revealed Jesus within them to him.
- How does Jesus reveal himself to people?
- Who in your community is hungry? How might feed them?
- What things are your eyes closed to, that you could 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?
Invite to dinner someone you don’t know well – a coworker, your kids’ friends’ parents, someone homebound from your congregation, a lonely neighbor. Notice how Christ shows up simply by sharing a meal.
PRAY: Risen One, In all our grief and confusion, you walk alongside us, O Lord. Reveal yourself to us as the comforter of our souls and the savior of our lives, in whose name we pray, Amen.
BLESS: Eat, share, and let Jesus be revealed to you. Amen.