Passage: Luke 24:44~48  

Keyverse: 45

1. He opened their minds to the Scriptures (44-45)

Jesus had come to teach them the Bible. The fact of his death and his resurrection did not rest on experience alone. It was prophesied in the Scriptures. They needed to study the Bible in order to know the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection. Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scripture.

2. The Christ must suffer (46-48)

Jesus showed them that the gospel fulfilled all of God's promises. God is faithful. He keeps all of his promises. All of the promises of the Old Testament look forward to Christ. God's great sorrow is man's sin. His purpose and plan throughout history is to deliver mankind from bondage to sin. He sent Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of the world. This good news must be preached to all nations, and Jesus' disciples are the key witnesses to the great salvation work that God has done.

Prayer: Lord, open my mind to understand the scriptures.

One Word: Jesus is the best Bible teacher