Resurrection Recognition (Luke 24)

Date: 5/8/2011
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Eucharist
Organization: All Saints
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This Resurrection text of the down-hearted disciples walking to Emmaus with the undisclosed Resurrected Savior in Luke 24:27ff is particularly instructive for the ongoing edification of the Church. It is clear in this passage that is the first day of the week (Luke 24:1) and the conclusion of the story is Jesus’s visit with the rest of His disciples after the report of these Emmaus travelers (Luke 24:36). Note verses: 31 and 35: “Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; . . . 35 how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.” Since “He was known to them in the breaking of bread” — Jesus fulfilled His promise of being with His disciples on the other side of His cross. He would not be at Table again “until the kingdom of God comes” (Luke 22:18). We find in the apostolic record both the continuing of “breaking bread” (Acts 2:42, 46) and the explicit connection of congregating on Sunday to celebrate the Table. “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread . . .” (Acts 20:7). Both Word and Sacrament are necessary for Biblical, Christian, Reformational, Catholic, Resurrection, Righteous . . . . [insert good adjective here] WORSHIP. [IF YOUR CHURCH DOES NOT HAVE WEEKLY COMMUNION, THEN LEAVE IT, REPENT OR CAUSE A REVOLUTION!!!!]

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more