In the Cool of the Evening I Walked with Jesus: On The Road To Emmaus A Conversation with Cleophas and Mary

For me, the most fascinating and informative journey back in history would be AD 33, along an old dirt road winding toward the small unremarkable town by the name of Emmaus, nearly seven miles northeast of Jerusalem. Journey with me as we investigate the imagined words of Jesus of Nazareth as he spoke to Cleophas and Mary, encouraging them not to give up hope because the Messiah was, after all, predetermined to suffer and be a sacrifice according to the prophecies of their Torah! Jesus says to us, as he said to that couple, “How foolish you are and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah, the Christ, have to suffer thus before entering into His glory?” (Luke 24:25–26). Jesus began with Moses (the author of the first five books of Scripture, the Pentateuch), then followed with all the prophets and psalms, enlightening the couple about the passages throughout the Scriptures that refer to Christ—the Messiah! This is where we will spend the remaining chapters or vignettes of In the Cool of the Evening I Walked with Jesus.

--Ted Crutchfield

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