As human beings separated from God, we need the comfort and encouragement Jesus provides through the whole Scripture focusing on Him where His love offers us the motivation necessary to carry out the mission of the church.
I. Jesus offers comfort to the discouraged and confused.
A. They were discussing His arrest, crucifixion and resurrection.
B. Their hope was crushed, their savior gone.
II. Jesus identifies Himself as the Focus
A. Have you ever been scolded by God for not accepting truth?
B. Just like the disciples, Bible knowledge is not our problem. – It’s a heart issue.
III. Jesus used the fire within to motivate.
A. The disciples knew and experienced the Scriptures firsthand – yet they still had a hard time believing.
B. The disciples went and told everybody what they knew and what they had seen.
The Gospel is an Event and a Story which exists together. Together they inspire us to a life of devotion and mission.