SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

BLIND EYES AND BURNING HEARTS

by Zach Terry


Blind Eyes and Burning Hearts
Zach Terry
Luke 24:13-25


Imagine if you had been in a coma for four months... then awoke... the first thing you are concerned about would reveal a great deal about you... right?

OPENING: Two days before the November elections, Elizabeth Moreno was driving to the Democratic Party headquarters in Manassas to pick up a list of addresses. She was planning to spend another day of canvassing to get out the vote for her candidate Hillary Clinton. She relieved a text message from a pollster stating that Clinton had a 75% chance of winning according to the polls. She wrecked avoiding a jogger. She went into a coma for four months. When she awoke she said, ''Hillary?'' ''president?''... the Dr. warned her family not to startle her or she might slip back into a coma. They couldn't tell her how the election actually went. They hid the truth for her from several days. One day in the kitchen eating b'fast she notice Trump on TV and said, ''I wonder why more people aren't excited for Hillary?''. Finally, one day the evidence had mounted and she put together what had happened...she said, ''you all lied to me'' I haven't been asleep 4 months, I've slept through Hillary's entire presidency... Her son showed her the date on the paper.. ''no mom, we haven't lied to you... about that''. When she realized there was now a President Trump she said, ''why didn't you tell me!'' They said - well the Dr. said it could cause you to pass back into a coma! To which she replied... we the Dr. apparently doesn't know any more than the pollsters.

Well Jesus had been in the tomb for 3 days... and I want to show you the first thing he did when he rose on the first Easter Sunday.

TEXT: Luke 24:13-35 (ESV)
13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself dr ...

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