Encountering the Resurrected Christ
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus—it’s something we do all the time, and yet we tend to focus more on the narrative of Jesus’ resurrection at this time of year, and with just cause. No one else in history has made the claim to deity, claimed the ability and desire to atone for sin, claimed power over death, was crucified in the presence of witnesses, and then was alive and teaching again three days later. No one. And annually we celebrate the Resurrection in earnest.
A number of years ago I was at a youth camp and heard the speaker ask this question… “What are you going to do with the dead guy who is up and walking around?” That’s really the most important question we can answer. Not just for those eye witnesses in the first century, but for us as well. We can, and do, experience the presence of the risen Christ—Jesus, the Son of God, Second Person of the Triune God of the Bible, the promised and arrived Messiah. So how will we respond to Him?
This week we will look at a couple of first-century encounters with the risen Christ in Acts 9 and see how Jesus similarly calls us today to turn to Him and trust in Him for our salvation, our redemption, our living life to the fullest. Join us for breakfast first if you are able, and then join us as we celebrate the Resurrection of the Christ, receiving God’s sustenance and nourishment physically and spiritually, individually and corporately