Walking with the Lord Jesus Christ

Text: Luke 24:13-35

Walking with Jesus Christ means His faithfulness for our failures (vss 25-27)

  • He is faithful where we aren’t
  • Not the healthy that need a physician, haven’t come to call the righteous, but the unrighteous
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13, Jude 24, Hebrews 4:15-16

Walking with Jesus Christ means desiring His fellowship (vss 28-29)

  • He would’ve gone on if they didn’t constrain Him
  • James 4:8 – He will test your desire and allow offenses
  • Mad at God, unforgiveness? Works of the flesh will keep you wanting to stay away from the Lord.

Walking with Jesus Christ means walking by faith (vss 30-31)

  • They knew him, and he was out of their sight
  • Knowing him by faith – effectual work of words of God to them that receive them (1 Thessalonians 2:13) – illustrate salvation
  • Knowing him means walking by faith – Just shall live by faith
  • When you don’t walk by faith you’ll notice
    • life is unfair and you’ll quit
    • laborers are few and you’ll quit
    • leaders will fail and you’ll quit
    • b/c love of many will wax cold
  • He broke bread, blessed it, gave it
    • Reminds me of the loaves and fishes and the solutions the disciples came up with.  Buy food or send them away and Jesus said, Give ye.
  • The purpose of the breaking is to reveal something to your heart
  • Use brokenness to bring you into fellowship with him and then make you an able minister
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Walking with Jesus Christ means continued revelation and grace (vs 32)

  • Growing in your understanding of the scriptures.
  • Growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • People say, “I don’t understand the Bible.”  If you spent as much time with an open Bible with the Lord Jesus Christ as you do some other things, you’d understand the Bible.
  • Sufficient grace
    • Grace for the time
    • Latimer and Ridley being burned at the stake.  Latimer recanted several times before finally being burned.  He said to Ridley, “Be of good comfort, and play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.”
    • These disciples downtrodden, depressed, confused, wondering what has happened in the last three years and how did it end so quick.  The Lord shows up with grace sufficient for the time.

Walking with Jesus Christ means fellowship with his saints (vss 33-34)