We read in Luke 24 about two men who were leaving Jerusalem and headed to Emmaus. Then a stranger comes alongside them in their journey. He wonders why they are so sad. The two men surprised that this stranger has no idea of the big events that just occurred tell him of a man name Jesus who was crucified and how they hoped that he was the Messiah. The stranger looks at them and calls them foolish and slow to heart. Not quite the best first impression, but okay. But then he even questions their faith. - have you not read about the Prophets? Didn’t they say that the Christ would die? And have you not read the words of Moses or the scriptures?
Then something amazing happens. This man who we find out to be Jesus, tells them all about the Old Testament and how it all points to him! Can you imagine!! Jesus himself taking you through the entire Old Testament. Explaining all those confusing verses. Telling why things had to happen the way they did. Highlighting the profound verses that point to the Messiah. Simplifying the hard concept of judgment and finally making Leviticus something interesting to read. This would be a Bible study on steroids!
To have Jesus walk along side you, explaining the Bible. And not preaching or speaking parables but with a clear framework, oh man, that would be the highlight of my life. For real. And the great news is, someday he will.
This study is going to ATTEMPT to do a little version of that. We won’t have the words, knowledge or clarity of Jesus but we can be your starting point in diving deeper into the Bible and finding a deeper understanding of God’s word. We want to help you solidify your faith.
Starting next Monday, Lindsey with Nourish Move Love and us here at Six Notes have developed an Easter reading plan for you.. We'll then be posting a blog post Monday-Saturday to explain those readings.
We prepare months in advance for Christmas, the birth of our Savior. So let's prepare our hearts this next month for the greatest act of love known to mankind. Jesus, who knew no sin, humbly dying a sinners death, sacrificing himself for us, taking on the sin, wrath and judgement of the world, so that we may have eternal life with him.