Death as chains or bonds is a familiar metaphor. Death binds all- great and small- and none escape. But, we feel the tug of the chains all through our lives in the form of our grief, guilt and fear. When Jesus resurrects from the dead he doesn’t just offer a promise of after life, but his resurrection goes to work on his followers chains immediately.
Study Guide: 04.12.09 Easter: Freed By Resurrection
Rev. Scott Seaton from Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (www.EmmanuelArlington.org) visits with us to discuss what exactly Jesus set out to do on our behalf.
The last week of Jesus’ life is a story of false impressions- misconceptions about who Jesus was and what he came to do. When we read Mark’s account of Jesus’ final week before being crucified, it’s clear that no one gets him. And then we see this rare account of someone finally “getting it”: a quiet, nameless woman who somehow understood that Jesus was everything ultimate to her. What did she get? How do you know you’re beginning to understand the death and resurrection of Jesus? This passage gives us a few clues.
Sermon Guide: 04.05.09 Easter 2009: Wasted
If you were to offer a final message/prayer for a loved one what would you include? Whatever you said it certainly wouldn’t be trivial! The most essential and important things you would want to pass along. This is exactly what Jesus does in offering his goodbye prayer for his followers. A prayer for them to the know the meaning of true oneness, life and glory.
Study Guide: 03.29.09 Prayer For Overcoming The World