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Luke 24:13-35

2011-05-04 — Norman Vincent Peale, eat your heart out.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?" He asked them, "What things?" They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 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 took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him." Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?" That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. — Third Sunday in Easter, Series A & B

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  1. Susan Seidman — 4046 days ago #

    A bit if constructive criticism re: the new website . . . the white print against the light green background is quite difficult to read. Would it be possible to use a darker font so that old folks like me can read it without difficulty? Thanks! :-)

  2. Joel Xavier — 4045 days ago #

    Also a critique. I was impressed by the new look. However, when I copied Agnus from the website to the bulletin, I did not get a title with it as I did in the old website. Maybe the guru can do something about that between runs in Montreal.

    Joel

  3. Carolyn Alexander — 4045 days ago #

    I really like having the text included!

    When I use your weekly strip on a website and in my Offering Plate Quotes, I would like to have the title and your name included with it. Perhaps you have a reason for not including it?

    I REALLY miss your archives from previous years, but I can appreciate why you might not want to continue including them!

    Bless you and thank you!

  4. James Wetzstein — 4042 days ago #

    One well-read reader submitted the following observation:

    This week’s strip made me think of Tacitus and his writing of the early Christian church. It is mentioned in Strobel’s The Case for Christ (p.82):

    “Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievious superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judaea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome…”

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