The Familiar Stranger

April 23, 2015 at 10:55 am Categories: News, Sermons

Date: April 19, 2015

Speaker: Steve Elliott

Text: Luke 24:13-35


They’re not where you’d expect to find them.  OR   They’re not what you expected them to be.

How often we sleep walk in our walk with Jesus rather than expect to encounter Him daily.

Our expectations of God tend to be prescriptive not simply receptive.

Further Down the Road Less Traveled

“We cannot put God in our back pocket because God is not ours to possess. God possesses us.”   Scott Peck

But it seems that Jesus can’t read because He keeps showing up on my Mondays.

Probably because that is where we need Him to show up the most.

When life does not make a whole lot of sense, you don’t need more data, you need Jesus.

“You were tired out by the length of your road yet you did not say ‘it is hopeless.’ You found renewed strength and therefore you did not faint.” – Isaiah 57:10

“I would never have seen it (the truth) if I had not believed it first.” Malcolm Muggeridge

The walk down the Emmaus road, your walk down your Emmaus road, is a call to a conversation centered in Jesus and rooted in Scripture.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” – I Peter 1:8

Practice the Presence of God

“My day to day life consists of giving God my simple, loving attention.” Brother Lawrence