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Jesus appears to two disciples walking to Emmaus

Jesus explains from Scripture that the Messiah had to suffer.
Contributed by LUMO project
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Now the same day that the tomb of Jesus was found empty, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village called Emmaus. – Slide 1
It was a walk of about seven miles (10km) from Jerusalem. – Slide 2
They were discussing the recent events that had happened in Jerusalem. As they talked Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were kept from recognising Him. ‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’ Jesus asked. – Slide 3
They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, called Cleopas, replied, ‘Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know what has happened there in the last few days?’<br/>‘What things?’ Jesus asked. – Slide 4
‘About Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied. ‘He was a prophet, powerful in all He said and did. The chief priests and our rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him. We had hoped that He was the one who was going to save Israel. It is now the third day since all this took place. – Slide 5
‘Then today, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find His body. – Slide 6
‘They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive. – Slide 7
‘Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it empty just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.’ – Slide 8
Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ – Slide 9
Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures about Himself, the Messiah. – Slide 10
As they approached Emmaus, Jesus continued on as if He was going further. But they insisted, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening. The day is almost over.’ So He went in to stay with them. – Slide 11
When Jesus was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks... – Slide 12
... broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognised Jesus. – Slide 13
He instantly disappeared from their sight. – Slide 14
They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning while He talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?’ – Slide 15
They got up and returned immediately to Jerusalem. They found the eleven disciples and those with them, assembled together and saying, ‘It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.’ – Slide 16
Then the two told what had happened on their trip, and how Jesus was recognised by them when He broke the bread. – Slide 17
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