Double Vision

Nov 12, 2023    Pastor John Stone

Luke 24:13-35     “Double Vision”        Catalina Foothills Church     11.12.23


Holy Scripture is a library of great literary diversity to which more than 40 writers contributed over more than a thousand years.            --Jim Packer

The resurrection was preached as a hard, bare, terribly irritating paradigm-shattering, horribly inconvenient but impossible to dismiss fact.  –Tim Keller

Your Words were found, and I ate them. Your Words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart!            Jeremiah 15:16

Here was a Savior who had saved them not from political enemies but from themselves. And the one whose death they mourned cancels their guilt. A whole new future is opening up for them. Their life compass is pointed in a new direction. They want to drink and eat more and more of what this stranger has to say.    –Cindy Holtrop

The Old is in the New Revealed, the New is in the Old Concealed –Augustine of Hippo


What have you recently learned/seen of the Biblical Jesus that has caused you to update your opinion of our King and Friend?

Do you find yourself tempted to judge the unbelief (lack of sight) of some of your friends and family? Have you forgotten from whom you received sight? What will repentance look like for you?

What would it look like for you to discover (or rediscover) the riches of the Old Testament? Are there attitudes towards the OT (too “weird” or difficult) from which you need to turn and embrace the realities of Luke 24, John 5, and 2 Corinthians 1:20?

What would it look like for you, this week, to embrace the J curve mentioned in Luke 24:26? (First the cross, then the crown. Suffering now, glory later.) How does Jesus seem to indicate that we get a heart burns?

Other Scripture

Acts 3:22-24                                  Romans 15:4.  Romans 16:25-26

For examples of kind of things Jesus may have said on road to Emmaus:

Acts 2 Peter on Pentecost in Jerusalem          

Acts 3 Peter at Solomon’s Porch of Temple               Acts 13 Paul at Antioch