The 8th Meal on the 8th Day (Luke 24)

Date: 4/26/2020
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Topic: Eucharist
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Expositional Epiphany

Eucharistic Epiphany

THE EXPOSITIONAL EPIPHANY
 
LK:24:25 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
 
44 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 “You are witnesses of these things. 49 “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” 
 
THE EUCHARISTIC EPIPHANY
So He went in to stay with them. 30 When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight….
35 They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. 41 While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43 and He took it and ate it before them.
 
Word and Sacrament
 
Translations vary: “was made known” vs “recognize Him” about 50/50 (ginosko aorist passive). Pregnant with biblical precedent. 
 
Genesis 3:5, 7, 22; 4:1  5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. 22 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” — 1 Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD.”
 
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 receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more