Sermon by Kenny Foster, Senior Pastor, from Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 & Luke 24:13-35.
As the Easter season continues, this week’s scripture readings brings us to the account of the disciples meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Luke is a good writer, laying out the whole drama of meeting the once dead, but now risen Christ. They didn’t recognize the resurrected Jesus. What they knew when he was alive is all they had as a reference point for knowing Christ. They didn’t know him from the Scripture, either. But they knew him in the breaking of the bread. This story amazes us with the excitement of restricted recognition, revealing scripture, and realizing the Savior in Communion. How do you recognize the risen Lord? Do you think of the Lord’s Supper as crucial to knowing the Lord? The sermon will remind us that we don’t know Jesus through our own efforts or understanding, but we know him through the revelation of himself through both his Word and his work, a work that is dramatized for us in the Communion.