Our church name, "Emmaus Road" is taken from a passage in Luke 24:13-35. The third day after Jesus had been crucified, two men were leaving the city of the crucifixion to go to a small village named Emmaus. While the two men were journeying on the road to Emmaus, they discussed all of the events surrounding Jesus' death. Providentially, another traveler joined them who, unbeknownst to them, was the resurrected Jesus. The two men spoke with the new traveler about what had happened in Jerusalem and of their discouragement because they had hoped Jesus would reign as a King over Israel.
Jesus responded to the men and corrected their perception of what scripture said the Messiah was and is to be. The men, intrigued by what Jesus was saying, asked him to join them for dinner. It was around the table as Jesus broke the bread and gave them wine that their eyes were opened to see the resurrected Christ. After Jesus had left, these two men commented about how their ’hearts burned’ when being around him and hearing him talk through the scripture. Immediately, they got up and left for Jerusalem to be around the disciples and together they exclaimed “It is True” — Christ had indeed risen from the dead.