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The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus (3 of 5)
Series: He’s Not Here
‘‘The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel’’ (Luke 24:20-21).
The disciples didn’t understand that suffering precedes glory.
‘‘He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself’’ (Luke 24:25-27).
Old Testament prophecies of the suffering and glory of Christ:
‘‘He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering’’ (Isaiah 53:3).
‘‘Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me’’ (Psalm 41:9).
‘‘I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting’’ (Isaiah 50:6).
‘‘His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness’’ (Isaiah 52:14).
‘‘A band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet’’ (Psalm 22:16).
‘‘He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities’’ (Isaiah 53:5).
‘‘They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son’’ (Zechariah 12:10).
‘‘All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: ‘He trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue him’’’ (Psalm 22:7-8).
‘‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’’ (Psalm 22:1).
‘‘‘In that day,’ declares the Sovereign Lord, ‘I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad dayligh ...
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