May 4 Sermon of General Presbyter Carson Rhyne

We were blessed this Sunday to have our Presbytery’s Stated Clerk and General Presbyter Carson Rhyne lead the worship service and administer the sacrament of communion.  The passage from the lectionary on which Carson preached was the much-loved story in Luke 24 about Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Luke tells us that these disciples “were kept from recognizing” Jesus (v. 16) until He had revealed what the Scriptures say about Him and had joined them for a meal.  “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, and broke it and began to give it to them.  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.”  (Vv. 30-31).  Why did Jesus join these disciples on the road?  Why did He agree to eat with them?  And why did He disappear as soon as they recognized Him?  Carson’s sermon has something to say about each of these questions, and more.  You can listen to it here and will come to a better understanding of the ways in which Jesus will meet and teach and appoint each of us to join with Him in the work of the Church.

PPC Sermon 5-4-14

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