Apr 17th, 2020
One of the most amazing things about Luke 24 is all that’s left out. In Acts 1, written also by Luke, we’re told that Luke knew about the fact that Jesus was actually on earth for 40 days after the resurrection teaching his disciples and appearing to people, meaning there were probably scores of other dramatic experiences people had of meeting with the risen Lord.
It makes these select few that Luke does preserve all the more remarkable. If Luke only preserves three, then it’s right for us to assume he must think these three, in all their features, convey to us the meaning of the resurrection better, perhaps, than any of the other appearances.
So it’s right for us to say, “What do they teach? What do we learn?” Not just that Jesus is risen, but what about the fact that Jesus is risen? Here’s what we’re going to learn. We’re going to learn about their spiritual blindness and how to have a personal encounter with Christ.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 13, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 4; The Lord". Scripture: Luke 24:13-32.
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