Two Travellers

The child will learn that:-

  • After Jesus rose from the dead, He talked with two people travelling to Emmaus.
  • The two people didn’t recognize Jesus until He broke bread with them.

Bible Story Reference: Luke 24: 13-35

Memory Verse: 

 Luke 24:26 (NIV) 

 “Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

Opening Activity

Ask the child to answer these questions as a way of recapping the story so far. (They could write down their answers )

  • Who was Judas and what did he do?
  • Who was Pilate and what did he do?
  • Who was Joseph and what did he do?

Bible Story

  • Two of Jesus’ followers were walking on the road from Jerusalem to a village called Emmaus. The village was about seven miles away. They were talking about all that had happened in Jerusalem. They were feeling very sad and confused. Ask the child why they think the travellers were feeling this way. Jesus had been raised from the dead, but these travellers had not seen Him yet (Luke 24: 13-14).
  • As the travellers were talking to one another, a stranger joined them. They did not know that this stranger was really Jesus! Jesus asked them what they were talking about. One of them, called Cleopas, answered and told the stranger about all that had happened in Jerusalem. He told Him how Jesus had been crucified. They had been so sure that Jesus was the Deliverer, or Christ, whom God had promised to send to save them. But now He was dead! (At least that was what they thought.) They had heard that some women had gone to the tomb and had seen angels who told them that Jesus was alive. When some of the disciples went to the tomb they saw that Jesus’ body was not there. However, they did not see Jesus. These travellers were very confused! (Luke 24: 15-24)
  • The stranger was able to help them! He explained to them that the Prophets and the Holy Scriptures had all said that Christ would have to suffer and die. There was no other way of saving people from their sins (Luke 24: 25-27).
  • When they reached the village of Emmaus, it was getting late, so the travellers asked the stranger to come and stay with them. They prepared some food and just as they began to eat, they recognised that the stranger was actually Jesus! In a moment, He was completely gone out of their sight, but now they were completely sure about Him. They were no longer confused! They knew that Jesus had risen from the dead! He was the Saviour that God had promised to send. How do you think the travellers are feeling now? (Luke 24: 28-32)
  • They quickly walked all the way back to Jerusalem and found Jesus’ disciples. They told the disciples what had happened to them on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 33-35).
  • Discuss with the child that this had been God’s plan all along. Recap the teaching points, emphasizing the Bible’s teaching that out of love, God provided a way for sinners to be forgiven.


Lord Jesus, thank you for saving us.




What You Need

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Draw pictures yourself of the men who will be walking the road to Emmaus.
  2. Colour and cut them out.
  3. Decorate a paper with images of the “road” or outside area to set the scene.
  4. Stick the pictures of the three men on the road to Emmaus.