This is the day which the Lord has made!

Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches
and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.

"To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing
and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." Hallelujah!

Subject: This is the day which the Lord has made!
Text: St. Luke 24:44-49

[44] Now He said to them, "These are My words which
I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which
are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets
and the Psalms must be fulfilled."

[45] Then He opened their minds to understand
the Scriptures,

[46] and He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ
would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,

[47] and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be
proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning
from Jerusalem.

[48] "You are witnesses of these things.

[49] "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of
My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until
you are clothed with power from on high."


 This is the day which the Lord has made!

  Sermon Outline

 Introduction- St. Luke 24:13-43

Peace be to you!

Now is the time, to stay ready


Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God


In His name, You are witnesses



God Our Father keeps the promise
In Our Lord Jesus Christ
1John 4:7-17


 Introduction- St. Luke 24:13-43

[Updated  NASB
And behold, two of them were going that very day
to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven
miles from Jerusalem.

And they were talking with each other about all
these things which had taken place.

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus
Himself approached and began traveling with them.

But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.

And He said to them, "What are these words that you
are exchanging with one another as you are walking?"
And they stood still, looking sad.

One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said
to Him, "Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and
unaware of the things which have happened
here in these days?"

And He said to them, "What things?"
And they said to Him,
"The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a
prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of
God and all the people,

and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered
Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.

But we were hoping that it was He who was going
to redeem Israel.  Indeed, besides all this, it is
the third day since these things happened.

"But also some women among us amazed us.
 When they were at the tomb early in the morning,

and did not find His body, they came, saying that
they had also seen a vision of angels who said that
He was alive.

"Some of those who were with us went to the tomb
and found it just exactly as the women also had
said; but Him they did not see."

And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of
heart to believe in all that the prophets
have spoken!

"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these
things and to enter into His glory?"

Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets,
He explained to them the things concerning Himself
in all the Scriptures.

And they approached the village where they were
going, and He acted as though He were going farther.

But they urged Him, saying,
"Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening,
and the day is nearly over."
So He went in to stay with them.

When He had reclined at the table with them,
He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it,
He began giving it to them.

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized
Him; and He vanished from their sight.

They said to one another,
"Were not our hearts burning within us while He was
speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining
the Scriptures to us?"

And they got up that very hour and returned to
Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven
and those who were with them,

saying, "The Lord has really risen and has
appeared to Simon."

They began to relate their experience on the road
and how He was recognized by them in the
breaking of the bread.

While they were telling these things, He Himself
stood in their midst and said to them,
"Peace be to you"

But they were startled and frightened and thought
they were seeing a spirit.

And He said to them, "Why are you troubled,
and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

"See My hands and My feet, that it is I myself;
touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have
flesh and bones as you see that I have."

And when He had said this, He showed them
His hands and His feet.

While they still could not believe it because of
their joy and amazement, He said to them,
"Have you anything here to eat?"

They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;

and He took it and ate it before them.

Now is the time, to stay ready

 Psalm 33:11-12

[Updated  NASB
The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
The plans of His heart from
generation to generation.

Blessed is the nation whose God is
the LORD,
The people whom He has chosen for
His own inheritance.

[Updated  NASB]  St. Mark 12:28-31

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing,
and recognizing that He had answered them well,
asked Him, "What commandment is foremost of all?"

Jesus answered, "The foremost is, "HEAR, O ISRAEL!


"The second is this, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment
greater than these."

Updated  NASB]  Galatians 6:14-16

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the
cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the
world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

For neither is circumcision anything, nor
uncircumcision, but a new creation.

And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy
be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

Updated  NASB]  Romans 11:29-32

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

For just as you once were disobedient to God,
but now have been shown mercy because of their

so these also now have been disobedient, that
because of the mercy shown to you they also may
now be shown mercy.

For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He
may show mercy to all.

Updated  NASB]  St. Luke 23:34a

But Jesus was saying, "Father,  forgive them;
for they do not know what they are doing."

Jeremiah 31:35-37

Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light
by day And the fixed order of the moon and stars
for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that
its waves roar;

The LORD of hosts is His Name:

"If this fixed order departs From before Me"
declares the LORD, "Then the offspring of Israel
also will cease From being a nation before
Me forever."

Thus says the LORD, "If the heavens above can
be measured And the foundations of the earth
searched out below, Then I will also cast off all
the offspring of Israel For all that they have
done," declares the LORD.

Updated  NASB]  ISAIAH 45:17

Israel has been saved by the LORD
With an everlasting salvation;
You will not be put to shame or humiliated
To all eternity.

Updated  NASB]  II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature
the old things passed away; behold, new things
have come.

Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God

 Isaiah 53:1

Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD
been revealed?

St. John 3:16

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

"For God so loved the world, that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish,
but have eternal life.

 St. John 14:6

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

Jesus said to him,
"I am the way, and the
truth, and the life; no one comes to the
Father but through Me.

St. John 3:8

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible
"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear
the sound of it, but do not know where it comes
from and where it is going; so  is everyone
who is  born of the Spirit."

 Read St. John 6:40

(Jesus said in our Bible) Updated NASB
"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day"

Acts 10:34-44

[Updated  NASB]

Opening his mouth, Peter said:
"I most certainly understand now that God is not
one to show partiality,

but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

"The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching  peace through  Jesus Christ
(He is Lord of all)

you yourselves know the thing which took place through out all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.

"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who where
oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

"We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross.

"God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,

not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.

And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.

"Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

While Peter was still speaking these words,
the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were
listening to the message. 

In His name, You are witnesses

 Psalm 22:22-31

I will tell of Your name to my brethren;
In the midst of the assembly
I will praise You.

You who fear the LORD, praise Him;
(Note Malachi 3:16-17)
All you descendants of Jacob,
glorify Him,
And stand in awe of Him, all you
descendants of Israel.

For He has not despised nor abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help,
He heard.

From You comes my praise in the
great assembly;
I shall pay my vows before those
who fear Him.

The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the LORD.
Let your heart live forever!

All the ends of the earth will remember
and turn to the LORD,
And all the families of the nations will
worship before You.

For the kingdom is the LORD's
And He rules over nations.

All the prosperous of the earth will
eat and worship,
All those who go down to the dust
will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.

Posterity will serve Him;
It will be told of the Lord to the
coming  generation.

They will come and will declare
His righteousness
To a people who will be born,
that He has performed it.

Psalm 23:1-6

[Updated  NASB]

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me besides quiet waters.

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths
of righteousness
For His name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the
presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow
me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

St. Matthew 10:32

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible
Therefore everyone who confesses Me
before men, I will also confess him before My Father
who is in heaven.

 St. John 14:11-15

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

"Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because
of the works themselves.

"Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater *Works* than these he will do; because I go to the Father.

"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be  glorified in the Son.

"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

"If you love Me, you will keep
My commandments.

 1SAIAH 41:8-9

[Updated  NASB]

But you , Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
Descendant of Abraham My friend,

You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its remotest parts
And said to you, You are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected you.

 St. John 10:16

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

I have other sheep, which are not of this fold;
I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice;
and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

 St. John 17:17-21

[Updated  NASB]  From Jesus's Prayer in our Bible

"Sanctify them in the truth;
Your word is truth.

"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent
them into the world.

"For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they
themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for
those also who believe in Me through their word;

that they may all be one;
even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,
that they also may be in Us, so that the world
may believe that You sent Me.

 ISAIAH 43:5-7

[Updated  NASB]

"Do not fear, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
And gather you from the west.

"I will say to the north, Give them up!'
And to the south, Do not hold them back.'
Bring My sons from afar
And my daughters from the ends of the earth,

Everyone who is called by My name,
And whom I have created for My glory,
Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.

 Matthew 28:19-20

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always,
even to the end of the age."


God Our Father keeps the promise
In Our Lord Jesus Christ

 1 John 4:7-17

[Updated  NASB]

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is
from God; and everyone who loves is born of God
and knows God.

The one who does not love does not know God,
for God is love.

By this the love of God was manifested in us,
that God has sent His only begotten Son into
the world so that we might live through Him.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that
He loved us and sent His Son to be the
propitiation for our sins.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought
to love one another.

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one
another, God abides in us, and His love is
perfected in us.

By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us,
because He has given us of His Spirit.

We have seen and testify that the Father has
sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God,
God abides in him, and he in God.

We have come to know and have believed the love
which God has for us. God is love, and the one
who abides in love abides in God,
and God abides in him.

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we
may have confidence in the day of judgment;
because as He is, so also are we in this world.

St. John 12:36

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible
"While you have the Light, believe in the
Light, so that you my become sons of Light"

St. Matthew 5:1-11

[Updated  NASB]  Jesus said in our Bible

 When Jesus saw the crowds,
He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down;
His disciples came to Him.

He opened His mouth and began to teach them,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall
be comforted.

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall
inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they shall
be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall
receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall
see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall
be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who have been persecuted
for the sake of righteousness, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you and
persecute you, and falsely say all kinds
of evil against you because of Me.

 Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God for salvation
to everyone who believes, to the Jew
first and also to the Greek.

 Read St. John 6:35-63



St. John 3:8  Acts 10:34-44  St. John 8:12  St. John 12:36

Psalm 23:1-6   St. Matthew 5:1-11   St. Matthew 7:24-25 

In Christ  Rev. Jim R. Legington, a child of God