The text for the sermon is found in Luke 24.
Two trails of thought through this story:
(1) The trail of fulfillment
Luke wants us to know that Christ has risen for sure, and he wants us to know that Jesus is the main character of the whole story of the Bible. The angels told the women that Jesus had fulfilled his word that he would die and rise again (verse 6). Jesus told the two on the way to Emmaus that he had fulfilled all that was prophesied about him in the Scriptures (verse 27). Jesus told his disciples that everything written about him in the Law, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled (verse 44).
Luke reveals to us that the Bible is a single story, and all of it is pointing to Jesus.
(2) The trail of response
The women and the disciples responded with surprise, fright, disbelief, and bewilderment (verses 5, 37). We should never cease to be surprised and full of awe at the resurrection of Jesus. However, their response changed from fear to worship (verse 51). Luke would love for us to share in Jesus’s disciples’ certainty in whom they had believed.
The two on the road to Emmaus were first downcast. Then, when Jesus opened the Scriptures to them, they responded with burning hearts (verse 32). What is our heart response to the revelation of Scripture?