Sunday Morning Teaching
Today is resurrection day! I know what you’re thinking - wouldn’t that depend on what day you are actually reading this? What if it’s Friday … or Saturday … or Tuesday? Isn’t Resurrection Day generally Easter Sunday? Isn’t that the day Christians traditionally greet one another with “He is Risen”? Yes, but the reality of Jesus’ resurrection has affected all subsequent days. The old is gone and the new has come. As Christians - we are people “of the resurrection” and so the words “He is Risen!” are the foundational truth that makes all the difference no matter what day it is! In Christ we are not simply resuscitated to the same pattern of life we had before we met Jesus but we have been made new and alive - “In Christ” - His resurrection victory is now ours!!
Sunday April 22:
For a moment I want you to consider yourself an angel (okay for some of us - that will take longer than a moment to consider … but work with me!) and you’ve been given the assignment in heaven to decide what the first miracle of the Messiah on earth will be. So you meet with the other angels on the committee to work out the details of this event. “It’s got to be HUGE” you say … “Attention grabbing! Undeniably monumental.” agrees another. Lots of great ideas are being floated around the boardroom cloud - “I say we go HUGE - raise the dead - a whole cemetery even,” says one. Another suggests wiping out all disease on the planet and the unanimous reply from around the room is “Awesome!” and it’s settled - an undeniably huge inaugural statement that the Son of God - Saviour of the world has arrived is now planned! It’s recorded in the minutes for reference and the meeting is adjourned in celebration! Only Jesus doesn’t get the memo because the lead off hitter miracle happens when he turns six jugs of water into six jugs of wine because he’s at a wedding and they’ve run out. Huh!? What is up with that?! Check it out in John 2:1-11. This Sunday we continue looking at this living hope that Christians are raised with Jesus into because of His resurrection! We’re looking at the reality that God is with us daily in very practical ways and yet also for us and His provision of needs points to a larger grace that limbers up our souls to live out His love with abundance to others!
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