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The Value of a Physical Resurrection
Archived – October 31, 2021
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Luke 24:13-53

The Value of a Physical Resurrection

October 31, 2021 / Dennis Beatty / Luke 24:13-53

You may be sympathetic to Christ without having His resurrection life in you.

You may talk about Jesus, but do you expect Him?

Two were going that very day to Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. They were conversing about these things which had taken place. While they were discussing, Jesus approached and began traveling with them. Their eyes were prevented from recognizing Jesus. Luke 24:13-16


You may be informed, but not focusing on the full story.

Jesus said, “What are these words you are exchanging?” Looking sad, Cleopas answered, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things that happened?” Jesus said, “What things?” They said, “the things about Jesus, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers crucified Him.” Luke 24:17-20

You may be amazed, but do you believe?

We were hoping it was He who was going to redeem Israel. It is the third day since these things happened. But some women amazed us. They went to the tomb and did not find His body. They came saying they had seen angels who said He was alive. Some who were with us went to the tomb and found it exactly as the women had said; but Him they did not see. Luke 21-24

You may cherish the memory, but do you remember the Scripture?

Jesus said, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe what the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for Christ to suffer these things and to enter His glory?” Beginning with Moses and the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in the Scriptures. Luke 24:25-27

You may be friendly, but not open to change.

They approached the village. They urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is evening and the day is nearly over.” He went in to stay with them. Their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and He vanished from their sight. Luke 24:28-31

You may be astounded, but still an unbeliever.

They said, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was explaining the Scriptures?” They arose and returned to Jerusalem and found gathered together the eleven saying, “The Lord has risen, and has appeared to Simon.” They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized in the breaking of the bread. While they were telling these things, Jesus stood in their midst. They were frightened and thought they were seeing a spirit. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise?” “See, My hands and My feet, it is I; touch Me, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” While they still could not believe it for joy and were marveling, He said, “Have you anything to eat?” They gave Him a piece of fish; He ate it in their sight. Luke 24:32-43

You may know the Scriptures, but miss its implications.

Jesus said, “These are my words I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He said, “Thus it is written, that Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; and repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations.” Luke 24:44-47

You may be alone but not really alone

“You are witnesses of these things. I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you, but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” He led them out as far as Bethany and He blessed them. It came about that while He was blessing them He parted from them. They worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy and were continually in the temple praising God. Luke 24:48-53

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