Cleopas & Companion
Luke 24:13-34 And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem...
Luke 24:13-34think about it.
What do these men tell Jesus (24:17-24)? How does Jesus answer them (24:25-27)? What does this tell you about God's Word? What changed for these men over supper (24:28-31)? How do they describe being with Jesus (24:32)? What is your response when you've met with Jesus?
Today we take a look at two men walking home to Emmaus several days after Jesus' crucifixion. The men are followers of Christ, and they're perplexed and sad, and trying to make sense of the events involving Jesus from the prior week. Jesus joins them on the road but they don't recognize him. So the three are walking together and there's talk of Jesus death, the news delivered by the women of Jesus' resurrection, and Jesus also explains the Scriptures about himself as they walk. As the day winds down, Jesus joins the men for dinner and it's at this point they recognize Jesus. Jesus vanishes and immediately Cleopas and his friend return to Jerusalem to tell the disciples what they've just experienced and witnessed.
Cleopas and his friend are just average people following Christ--pretty much like you and me. So what can we learn from these two men about living as Christ-followers? What do they show us about our tendencies when it comes to thoughts, actions and responses to the situations life brings our way? Tami W.
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