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Dear Church,

We walked through Luke 24:13ff yesterday and learned that as we walk with Jesus:

1. He joins our conversation. He wants to know about our dreams and disappointments. We learned:

a. It’s not about what we hope for, but it’s about in whom we have placed our hope.
b. Hope goes beyond the unseen, beyond the conceivable, and hope is more than an event.

c. HOPE is a person. Hope is Jesus.

2. He reorients our mind to His Word. We learned:

a. Earthly hope is too small. Our hope must be informed by God’s Word.

3. He opens our eyes. We learned:

a. Our awareness of His presence changes everything, even when nothing changes.

4. He engages and ignites our hearts.

a. Jesus doesn’t walk with us to make us better, but to make us over. He wants to come make sweeping changes on the inside, in our hearts.

5. He becomes the topic of our conversation.
a. How much are we talking about Jesus every week? If He truly is the most important person in our lives, people should be hearing that from our lips!

The Road to Emmaus reflects the development of our Christian walk. It starts where we are. Jesus enters the scene of our lives right where we are. He doesn’t expect us to have it all figured out. That’s what the relationship with Him is for. He engages us with questions and we talk to Him and as that conversation takes place, He teaches us and corrects our thinking through His Word and by helping us see Him. As we see Him our hearts are moved to know more and the passion that builds spills out of inner beings out of our mouths and overflows to anyone who listens. Join me this week in walking all the way down the road with Jesus!

Pastor Melissa

Matthew 25:1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet
Luke 6:27-31-27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those
John 6:53-56 53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink