OVER AND OVER THEY HAD BEEN TOLD:
IN THE BOOKS OF MOSES,
IN THE PSALMS,
IN THE PROPHETS,
IN THE WORDS OF THE WORD HIMSELF.
HE WOULD SUFFER.
HE WOULD BE CRUCIFIED.
BUT ON THE THIRD DAY, HE WOULD RISE.
IT IS THE THIRD DAY
AND THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH SORROW
WHEN A STRANGER COMES ALONG SIDE THEM.
NO MORE CONFUSION
NO MORE PAINFUL STEPS AND SLOW
THEY ARE RUNNING TO TELL:
HE IS RISEN, JUST AS HE SAID!
This week you’ll watch a WONDERFUL Keller video on Luke 24. Jesus showed the two how He was in the psalms, and we will review the psalms of this Lenten season and see Him. It will be a great week.
1. What stood out to you from the above and why?
2. There is so much confusion, disbelief, and then wonder in Luke 24. This morning, read through it, and find one verse that quickens you. What was it and why?
3. Share your notes on this video — he divides it into The Tomb, The Walk, The Room, and the Mount.
Bonhoeffer said “The early morning belongs to the church of the risen Christ…” Every early morning is a celebration of Easter.
Bonhoeffer also says: “For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and haunted by the various kinds of concerns they face during the working day. The Lord stands above the new day, for God has made it.”
- 4. What helped you experienced His presence this Lent — and what might you want to continue?
- 5. In Psalm 11 we found two voices — one telling to trust in the Lord, the other giving reasons to despair and flee.
GOD IS IN CONTROL EVERYTHING IS OUT OF CONTROL!
In the Lord I take refuge. (1a) Flee like a bird to the mountain. (1b)
Apply this to the two on the road to Emmaus. Find a verse that shows they thought everything was out of control. Then show a verse showing how God was in control all the time.
6. If possible, share a time, in praise and thankfulness that He did the same for you during this Lenten season.
Bonhoeffer didn’t find the gospel or authenticity in New York until he went to a black church in Harlem. There was the gospel, there was passion, and there was music that stirred his soul. They sang the truth to God, they lamented, for persecution against them was rampant. They cried out to God for help, and placed their trust in Him, as the psalms have taught us to do.
7. Psalms 12 an 13 teach us the lament — find the 3 steps of a classic lament in Psalm 13. How we the two lamenting on the road to Emmaus — and how did the Lord dialogue with them?
8. Have you practiced the lament recently — or could you now? If so, do.
9. Psalms 14, 15, and 16 show us the gospel — I can even see Jesus going through these, much like the Roman road, on the Emmaus Road.
A. What is the height of foolishness and how are we all shown to be foolish in Psalm 14?
B. Who, according to Psalm 15, can dwell in heaven? Why, therefore, do we need Christ?
C. For those who have made the Lord their refuge, where have their boundary lines fallen according to Psalm 16? What does this mean?
10. Psalm 17 shows us a man unjustly accused. How do you see Christ in this psalm? What promise did He cling to in verse 15.
11. If Christ is risen, then so shall we be. He was crucified on Passover, the perfect lamb of God, was risen on the Day of the First Fruits. All planned by God from the foundation of the world. Oh holy God! What does the promise of verse 15 mean to you? Praise Him for it.
12. Share two things you will remember from this Lenten season and why.