Christians across the world come together on a single Sunday in Spring and call it Easter–when our traditions mark the day Jesus rose from the dead. Resurrection Sunday.
His resurrection is our resurrection as well. His story of new life is our story of the new life Jesus gave us. Without the resurrection we have no new life. Without the resurrection we have no story to tell. The resurrection is the pivotal focus of our story.
We can’t share the Gospel without sharing the resurrection and what it means to us. We can’t serve others, we can’t witness, we can’t love others without it. Let’s not limit our celebration of Christ’s resurrection to one Sunday in Spring.
Every day for us is resurrection day. Every day for us is an opportunity to celebrate that empty tomb and those grave clothes folded neatly on the stone slab. Every day is a day to remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Author’s Note: For the next two Tuesdays we will continue our look at our relationship with Jesus. As a reference we will study how two men responded to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. We will walk with them as they return from Jerusalem to their home in a small town seven miles away. On the Road to Emmaus Jesus encounters them and changes their lives. Somewhere along the road you will see yourself. You can evaluate where you are in your own walk with Jesus. You can decide whether you like where you are and whether you want to change how you respond to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
I attended the second Promise Keeper weekend conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. More than 70,000 men gathered in the old RCA Dome stadium Continue reading →
This is the second post in my four-part series, Road to Emmaus.
Last week we examined two disciples who had witnessed the crucifixion and resurrection. They hung out with Jesus followers, but now, they were going home. Their hearts were heavy and they were sad. They thought Jesus would be the One Continue reading →
Here’s the story of the two men on the Road to Emmaus from Luke 24:13-35 (NIV).
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; Continue reading →