Do you think it’s possible that some of us walk around with emotions that God never intended? Emotions that dominate our decisions that color how we decipher the world around us?
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Luke 24:13-21 (ESV)
13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.
I. A Reality Without A Resurrection
II. We Had Hoped That He Was
III. It Should Have Happened By Now
Luke 24:27-35 (ESV)
27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
IV. Good, Great Or God
A. I want a God that is unchallenged by my impossible
B. I want a God who does not fret about my greatest fear
C. I want a God that is immovable when I struggle with indecision
D. I want a God that defies my disbelief
E. I want a God that is not bound by the barriers I believe in
F. I want a God that stands undefeated against my greatest foes
G. I want The God-man that single handedly defeated death, hell and the grave.