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Seven Mile Road Houston

Our name comes from Luke 24, the Road to Emmaus. We have adopted both our name and strategy from this passage. In this account, two men were journeying from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the Sunday that Jesus walked out of his tomb, alive. These two men were not aware of Jesus’ resurrection and were sad about his death. They were walking and talking, sharing their sadness freely with one another. We refer to their authentic relationship along the road as “Journey Together”. We aim to mimic that impulse in our community by placing a high emphasis on vulnerability and being known.

As the men walked and shared, a stranger entered their conversation. He engaged them in discussion and then opened the scriptures with them, explaining how all of the prophecies and scriptures of the Old Testament had pointed to Jesus. Upon reaching their destination, the men invited their companion to stay and dine with them. As he broke bread and prayed, the men realized that their mystery guest was the resurrected Christ. They remarked to each other that their hearts had burned within them while Jesus had taught from the Bible. We long to regularly reproduce this heart-warming encounter as we “Behold Jesus” together. This is accomplished by being Christ-centered in our Sunday gatherings, as well as in our House Churches.

The final chapter of the seven mile road unfolded as the stunned men realized that everyone had to hear the good news that Jesus was alive. These two travelers immediately hit the road and ran back to Jerusalem, excitedly letting people know that Jesus was the true and living King. We refer to this final movement as “Spread Hope” and believe that it is integral to the life of every growing Christian. Ultimately, our aim as a church is to have our people walk this road continually as we Journey Together, Behold Jesus, and Spread Hope.

They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?
— Luke 24:32