On the road to Emmaus, Jesus rebuked two of his disheartened disciples for not understanding and believing all that the prophets had spoken about his sufferings. Since the Messiah was coming to redeem his people from the power of sin and death, it was absolutely necessary that this Anointed One experience the suffering of death before entering his glory (Luke 24:26-27; Heb. 2:9). The cross didn’t mean Jesus had failed to redeem us; the cross was what redemption cost! To prove this, Jesus took them through the Scriptures to show how the Christ was destined to suffer. In this sermon, Pastor Matt explores several Old Testament passages to bring out the concept of atonement and why both the manger and the cross were necessary for our salvation.