Sunday Evening 12/04/09. What is the condition of your heart?. Luke 24:13-35 Theme: Disciples of Christ can have sad hearts, slow hearts or burning hearts. Followers with sad hearts (verses 13-17). Resurrection Day afternoon Weary travellers Jesus joined them.
Situations will affect a Christian but should never overwhelm him/her.
The Christian is a conqueror!
We can see spiritual truth in difficult circumstances but not clearly.
Cleopas’ answer to Jesus’ question contains the Gospel!
So why his condition?
He let circumstances dictate and lost his spiritual bearings.
This is not the thin mist of a sad heart but the thick fog of a slow heart!
A pitiful state for a Christian to be in.
Jesus revealed to them all the Old Testament said about Him.
Result? The disciples recognised Him and their hearts burned!
They regained spiritual perspective.
union with Christ meaning:
Christ always with us;
conquerors of sin/life/death;
holiness in this life;
sure hope of glory.