Luke 24:13-16, 25-27, 30-32
Luke 24 recounts the two disciples walking back to the village of Emmaus when they are joined by the resurrected Jesus whom they do not recognize. In their discouragement, they were not thinking about their history and didn’t yet understand. By recounting the stories, Jesus encouraged them and they realized the true message; “their eyes were opened.” We need to hear over and over about God’s great love for us.
Story is powerful. Story draws on both our reasoning and our emotions. Reasoning alone helps us manage what our emotions are telling us but without emotion, it’s just statistics which we soon forget. Hearing again, some of the stories help us reconnect with the basics of faith and renew our faith. These three accounts; Tamar, John the Baptist, and David and Goliath each help us reconnect once more to the heart of the message; God created, God loves, God desires to be in relationship with you.
- Story 1: What Shocking Thing did Tamar Do? As told by Pastor Linda
- Story 2: John the Baptist, As told by Pastor Ross
- Story 3: David & Goliath, As told by Pastor John
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Edmund Burke