THE EMMAUS ROAD STORY
On the day that Jesus rose from the dead, two disillusioned disciples left Jerusalem for the village of Emmaus. Despite hearing rumors of the empty tomb, they didn't stick around.
But Jesus caught up to them on the Emmaus Road. Just like he pursued those doubters, Jesus has pursued us. Before we loved him or even sought him, he first loved us.
If you have doubts, questions, or disillusionments, we can't wait for you to meet Jesus.
Jesus made himself known to the Emmaus Road disciples over a seven-mile journey and a shared meal. Walking, eating, and other daily rhythms were opportunities for Jesus to engage people in conversations about deep things, like why the Christ had to suffer and die (Luke 24:26).
We talk about Jesus and his gospel in the everyday stuff of life--while we share meals, run errands, or sit around a bonfire.
One of the craziest things about the Emmaus Road story is that the resurrected Jesus revealed himself to disillusioned disciples by showing them how everything in the written word pointed to him.
"And he said to them, 'O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?' And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:25–27).