Jesus The Messiah
Supper at Emmaus Painting by Caravaggio National Gallery, London Wikimedia Commons
Two Disillusioned Disciples Meet The Messiah
In LUKE 24:13-35 we see two of Jesus' disciples - Cleopas and possibly his wife Mary - walking disconsolately back to their home in Emmaus just outside Jerusalem two days after Jesus' crucifixion. They are devastated because their hopes that Jesus was God's promised Messiah had been dashed that Friday morning when he was executed at Calvary.
In a wonderful description of their desolation we see Jesus explaining the Scriptures about the Messiah and pointing out that "the Messiah had to suffer before entering his glory" (v26). And we see their incredible joy, when they eventually realise who Jesus is and that he really is alive!
What Is The Evidence For Jesus' Resurrection?
Jesus Fulfilled Old Testament Prophecies
To see how Jesus fulfilled many Old Testament prophecies about the promised Messiah, click on JESUS' FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY.
Jesus' Method Of Helping People
For a detailed analysis of this episode showing how Jesus got alongside people to help them, go to JESUS HELPING PEOPLE.