Cornerstone Church
Lifeline - The Walking Sad
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  • Cornerstone Church
    4995 N Hickory Ridge Rd, Highland, MI 48357, USA
    Sonntag 9:00 AM, Sonntag 11:00 AM
Midweek Services
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Tuesday's
• Momentum (ages 18-39) - 7PM

Wednesday's
• Adults - 7:15PM
• Ignited Student Ministries (7th – 12th) - 7PM
• Kids on the Rock (4 mos – 6th) - 7:15PM
Introduction

A. Two disciples were “the walking sad.”

1. They were sad. v. 17 “walk and are sad.”

2. They were hopeless. v. 21 “we were hoping.”

3. They were blind. v. 16 “eyes were restrained.”

4. They were going the wrong way.

5. They were insignificant.

6. They were slow to believe. v. 25
B. Jesus came to them.

1. v. 15 “Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.”

2. This was Jesus’ big day, big moment, and big purpose. Yet, the Lord chose two insignificant men who were headed to an insignificant place to come alongside and save.
C. Key thought: You are important to God. Jesus wants to save you from sadness and hopelessness.
I. Why Were They Sad?

A. Their expectations were not realized.

1. v. 21 “They were hoping.”

2. They believed Jesus came to save Israel from Rome.

3. The gap between expectation and reality is disappointment.

4. Sometimes God does not “live up to” your expectations.

5. 2 Kings 5:11 “Behold, I thought.” KJV

6. Is it difficult for you to place your expectations only in God?
B. The crucifixion (event) was misinterpreted.

1. v. 20 “and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.”

2. The cross was not a defeat. It was a victory.

3. Col. 2:15 “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

• Disarmed, displayed, defeated

4. What event have you misinterpreted? Your greatest gains can come from your greatest pains.

5. Jesus’ wounds became scars. Jesus revealed Himself to the two disciples by His scars.

• v. 30 “Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.”
C. The destination was more important than the journey.

1. Their goal was Emmaus. They were too focused on their destination that they missed the journey with Jesus.

2. They did not recognize Jesus even though he was close by.

3. You will remain sad if you miss the daily walk with Jesus.

4. Jesus will walk with you, talk with you, and abide with you.

5. Do you have destination disease? The belief that if you arrive somewhere you will be successful.
D. They were slow to believeall the Scriptures.

1. v. 27 “He expounded to them all the Scriptures"

2. They believed the Scriptures of the conquering Messiah not the suffering Messiah.

• Psa. 110:1 “The Lord said to my Lord,“Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.

• Isa. 53:4 “Surely He has borne our griefsAnd carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken,Smitten by God, and afflicted.”

3. You must believe all the Scriptures.

• John 10:10 “I have come that they might have life more abundantly.”

• Acts 14:22 “We must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God.”
II. How Did Jesus Heal Their Sadness?

A. Jesus uncovered the root of their sadness.

1. v. 25 “slow of heart to believe.”

2. Believe God’s Word.
B. Jesus uncovered the Big Picture.

1. v. 26 “Christ must have suffered these things.”

2. See God’s purpose.
C. Jesus uncovered Himself.

1. v. 31 “their eyes were opened and they knew Him.”

2. See Jesus.
D. Jesus uncovered the Holy Spirit.

1. v. 32 “did not our hearts burn within us?”

2. Receive the Holy Spirit’s ministry.
Conclusion

Are you “The walking sad?”

Jesus is the answer.

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