Easter Sunday

March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday 24

Luke 24:13–35


The first Easter morning started much more bewildering and confusing than we let on.

It was much slower, quieter, confusing kind of experience

Luke 24:15 ESV

While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.

One, they begin to discuss the resurrection.

two, they begin to share their own hope.

There is a fuller hope

Luke 24:21 ESV

But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Their rumors are half hearted. Their hope is half inflated.

There is one point in their story that they have missing.

That Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead.

The only thing between half and full is Christ being raised from the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:14 ESV

And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.

Luke 24:25–27 ESV

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

There is a better story

Jesus is not just rehashing the stories of the OT, He is showing how the story of God interacting in the world through the nation of Israel all led up to Him. All of History tied itself around the resurrection.

Jesus assumes that those stories, that history would have been enough to carry their faith.

The disciples couldn’t imagine Christ without a reference to death.

Jesus tells the entire story outside of death, without reference to it.

We have to learn to let Jesus tell the story.

Yours is a better story this side of the resurrection

Luke 24:28–31 ESV

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.

This is the life that Christ offers. That our primary wound, our initial place of brokenness, is healed over.

Easter is a big deal because it is the celebration that nothing has to stay the way it is. That our primary and eternal wound has been healed and restored.


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