The Emmaus road

What is the emmaus road?

The Emmaus Road story is found in Luke 24, where Jesus meets two disciples on the road to Emmaus right after he rose from the dead. The Emmaus Road 24 course curriculum is designed to lead a person on a journeyfrom little-to-no understanding of the Bible, the Gospel or the Lord Jesus Christ todeeper faith and maturity in Him and in His WordThe the overall objective of the entire 24 courses is to give the student familiarity withthe entire Bible and how it all fits together as well as prepare the student for a lifetimeof study.But the curriculum is structured so that even if only the first 12 courses are taken, thestudent will have a clear understanding of the entire story of the Bible, the disciplinesof the Christian faith, personal Bible study tools, basic biblical doctrines, and how tofight personal sin.

WHat is an emmaus course?

An Emmaus course is a self-guided Bible study. The study includes around 12 chapters of solid teaching content, with each chapter followed by a brief exam with multiple choice and short answer questions.

what is in The 7 Pack journey?

Pack 1 - The Story Pack

Pack 1 is evangelistic. The following courses are found in Pack 1:

1) The Story of the King - This course is intended to draw any person(whether a believer or not) into the biblical story of God’s love for His world and givesthe context for all subsequent study on the Emmaus Road. 

2) The Bible - What’s in it for You - This course introduces the student to what the Bible is,how it is structured and to navigate through it in simple and straightforward language.

3) Men Who Met the King- After having heard the Story of theBible leading to Jesus and gaining an understanding of what the Bible is, this coursecalls the reader to make a decision about whether to believe in the Gospel or not. Thiscourse presents 6 men who encountered Jesus and how they responded to Him.

Pack 2 - The Life Pack

Pack 2 includes 3 easy-to-read courses:

4) The Source of Life - a simpleintroduction of the Gospel of John, the course works through the entire book. 

5) Lessons for Christian Living - helps the student understand all the aspects oftheir new life in Christ from prayer to evangelism and from battling temptation tochurch life.

6) Good News for All - an introduction to Romans. Herethe student gets an explanation of the deeper meaning of the salvation they have received in Jesus. And it helps the student see the meaning of the Gospel they havebeen learning about.

Pack 3 - The Discovery Pack

Pack 3 - Having been grounded in their faith and introduced to portions of the Bible, they study:

7)Discovering Bible Study- gives the student the tools necessary for continuing to studythe Bible along with the rest of the courses. 

8) The Disciplines of the Christian Life - takes the student deeper into many of the practical sides of living the Christian life.  

9) What the Bible Teaches - Now that the student has understood the overall story of the Bible and become familiar with what is in the Bible, this course introduces them to the majorareas of doctrine discussed in the Bible.

Pack 4 - The Preparation Pack

Pack 4 begins with 10) New Testament Survey. This course covers the entire NewTestament ensuring that the student gets a picture of every book in the New Testamentbefore the end of the first 12 courses. Next is 11) The Gospel of Mark. This is a moreadvanced course that shows the student what deeper Bible study looks like. We areusing Mark because it is the simplest of the Gospels. Finally, 12) Dying to Self:Finding Life in Christ. This course applies much of what the student has beenlearning by pushing the student to continue to grasp and implement the Gospel in theirown lives.

Pack 5 - The Discipleship Pack

Pack 5 begins with a more advanced course on how to interpret the Bible with manyprinciples and examples of how to accurately handle the Word of truth in 13)Principles of Biblical Interpretation. In the next 2 courses 14) Acts and 15) 1 Corinthians the student will see these interpretive principles applied to the study of theBible. These books were chosen because they are essential for a believer tounderstand their individual purpose, identity and mission in Christ. These NewTestament books also lay the groundwork of identity and mission of the church. Lastly,the studies in Acts and 1 Corinthians will be made practical in a course on 16) TheGreat Commission.

Pack 6 - The Redemption Pack

Pack 6 will begin to tie together the scriptures. It begins with 17) Old Testament: Law& History covering half of the Old Testament. Then there will be a more in depth lookat the first 12 chapters of the Bible in 18) Genesis 1-12 which lays the groundwork forthe rest of the story of the Bible and introduces the key theological concepts of theBible. Next is a study in 19) Judges. This study shows Israels pattern of rebellion andsin as well as their failure to keep the Law of God, which put them in need of a Savior.This pack wraps up with a study in 20) Romans, where Paul shows that Jesus’ Deathon the cross is the answer to human sin and Israel’s disobedience to the Law. Centralto understanding Romans are the OT topics of Adam, sin, Abraham, Law, promise,gentiles, etc, all of which are covered in this pack.

Pack 7 - The Master Pack

Pack 7 begins with 21) Old Testament: Poetry & Prophecy which surveys the rest ofthe Old Testament. The student has now looked at every book of the Bible. Then wemove to the study of a poetic book, 22) Job. In Job, we deal with two major topics:Suffering and Faith, but beyond that we see the suffering of a righteous man whichprepares us for the suffering of the Lord Jesus. Next we move onto another study ofpoetry, looking at the Messianic psalms in 23) Discovering Christ in the Psalms.These psalms are the building blocks of the 24) Letter to the Hebrews, which is thefinal study. In this course, the student is challenged to remain steadfast in their faithand to see how all the Law, Psalms, and Prophets pointed to Jesus Christ, Our faithfulHigh Priest.