April 30 – Come to Church for Some “Heart Burn.”.
Pastor Paul will preach on the Emmaus experience in a message he calls “Heart Burn”, based on Luke 24:13-35.
The gospel reading from Luke is familiar to many. Two unnamed disciples of Jesus, utterly stunned and disillusioned by the crucifixion of Jesus and not convinced by stories by some of the women of their number that they had seen a vision of an angel telling of his resurrection, were heading toward a village called Emmaus. On the way, they encountered a stranger who seemed aware of their pain, but oblivious to its cause. So they filled him in. Then he filled them in with an account of the Scriptures that could make sense of all that had happened, and even the reported resurrection. It was getting late, so they invited the intriguing stranger to dinner and to stay the night.
At table, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it them. Immediately, they recognized him, and at that very moment, he vanished. He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church!Read More