Good Shepherd Community Church
Easter 2022: Don't Miss It
Revelation 20
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  • Good Shepherd Community Church
    28986 SE Haley Rd, Boring, OR 97009, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Don’t miss the resurrection!
Sad hearts miss it.
Slow hearts miss it.
Burning hearts don’t miss it.
1. Sad hearts miss it – Luke 24:13-24
Sad hearts focus on events (Luke 24:13-14)
Sad hearts are blind to Jesus (Luke 24:15-18)
Sad hearts doubt Jesus (Luke 24:19-25)
2. Slow hearts miss it – Luke 24:26-27
Slow hearts believe some, but not all, the Bible, and miss the crucified and risen Jesus as the point of it all.
It would have undoubtedly included the seed of the woman to crush the serpent’s head in Genesis 3; the ark, which pictures him as the true ark into which sinners enter and sail safely through the waters of divine judgment (Gen. 6); the ram offered as a substitute in place of Isaac (Gen. 22:13); the Passover lambs, which pictured Him as the final sacrifice (Ex. 12; cf. 1 Cor. 5:7); the manna (Ex. 16), which pictured Him as the true bread from heaven (John 6:32–35); the five main offerings in Leviticus (burnt, grain, peace, sin, and trespass), of which He is the fulfillment; the Day of Atonement, where He is pictured by both the sacrifice on the altar and the scapegoat that bore away sin; the rocks that provided water in the wilderness (Ex. 17; Num. 20), which pictured Him as the source of spiritual provision for His people (1 Cor. 10:4); the prophet of whom Moses wrote (Deut. 18:18–22; cf. Acts 3:22), who was the Messiah; the one hanged on a tree, cursed by God and taken down before sunset (Deut. 21:22–23), and hated without a cause (Ps. 69:4). He would surely have pointed out the details of His crucifixion given in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53; and Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:24-26), which predicted the exact day of His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He also would have explained the prediction of His resurrection given in Psalm 16:8-10.
3. Burning hearts don’t miss it – Luke 24:28-35
Burning hearts invite more (Luke 24:28-30)
Burning hearts believe and receive! (Luke 24:31-32)
Burning hearts share Jesus! (Luke 24:33-35)
The real slave-master, keeping the human race in bondage, is death itself. Earthly tyrants borrow power from death to boost their rule; that’s why crucifixion was such a symbol of Roman authority. Victory over death robs the powers of their main threat. Sin, which means humans rebelling against God and so conspiring with death to deface God’s good creation, is likewise defeated. Jesus has led God’s new people out of slavery. The road to Emmaus is just the beginning. Hearing Jesus’ voice in scripture, knowing him in the breaking of bread, is the way. Welcome to God’s new world.
N.T. Wright, Luke for Everyone