Video: Facing the Giants
Context of Luke 24:
Things were going great
Jesus comes to Jerusalem
Things turn bad
One minute rock star status, the next He’s crucified.
The entire roller coaster left the disciples devastated, confused
The resurrection takes place.
CONVERSATION does not mean CONNECTION. Rarely have I found someone drifting in the wrong direction who didn’t also say, “I’m closer to Jesus than ever.” They’re just walking in the wrong direction!!!
Jesus came alongside but they did not RECOGNIZE Him. Jesus actually had to INTERRUPT them.
If the devil can’t make you BAD, he tries to make you BUSY. So preoccupied you can’t recognize Jesus.
Have you ever been disappointed? Ever gone on a vacation and the picture you saw on the internet did not look like the room you walked into?
People let you down and perhaps you even feel God has let you down.
Something did not meet your expectations. It did not turn out like you had thought it would. You became disillusioned and you started back-pedaling.
We start telling Jesus how to do things. We start correcting Jesus.
We find ourselves lecturing Jesus about Jesus.
If it ain’t good, it ain’t over.
Stay grounded in God’s Word.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
Turning point: STAY.
Take time for intimacy.
Slow down and do what’s important.
One of the most frequent phrases in the Psalms is “His love never quits.”