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Seeing Christ through Holy Scripture

August 1, 2021 Speaker: Danny Bae

Passage: Luke 24:13–24:33

Click here for the sermon discussion questions or see them listed below. We highly encourage you to listen, think, and talk about the sermon. These are questions you can reflect on by yourself, with your family, or with your small group.

 

Discussion Questions 

  1. When Jesus first encounters his disciples on the road to Emmaus, He pretends not to know of the recent events concerning Himself.  What was the disciples’ response to Jesus’ supposed ignorance?  Rather than reveal Himself to His disciples right away, Jesus was willing to walk with them down their “road of confusion”. Why do you think He did this? Didn’t Jesus care that they were grieving and needed His comforting presence?  Do you ever feel like the disciples on your own “road of confusion”?  How so?
  1. What “medicine” does Jesus bring to heal His disciples’ broken hopeless hearts (v.25-27), and why do you think this “medicine” is exactly what they needed?
  1. Why was it so important for Jesus’ disciples to understand the centrality, primacy, and sufficiency of Holy Scripture?  Why is it so important for the evangelical church to understand this same truth today?  Do you believe that God’s Word is central, primary, and sufficient for your life?  Why or why not?
  1. The two disciples were changed from despondent and grieving, to having their hearts set on fire by the exposition of Holy Scripture.  From your own personal experience, how does the Word of God set your heart aflame?  Do you come to church each Sunday with the hope and expectation that God will use the preaching of His Holy Word to encourage and sanctify you and to make your “hearts burn (with conviction) within” you?  Why or why not?
  1. Jesus chose to reveal Himself to His disciples through Holy Scripture and He continues to do so today. Does Jesus sometimes feel distant to you in your daily experience?  What is the correlation between the amount of time spent hearing, reading, and meditation on Scripture and the degree to which we know Jesus Christ?  How has this week’s sermon challenged you, and how will it change the amount of time and effort you put into studying your Bible?