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GPS for the week of April 21, 2019

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“Renovate:  The Resurrection”

 

This moment in the Christian year is THE moment for us.  It is not just about Jesus being raised from the dead but the fact that WE are raised from the dead.  We are raised from the death that surrounds and fills us as we move through everyday living.  So, this week we celebrate the joy of Resurrection throughout the week.

 

Daily Prayer:  Lord of Love and Lord of Life, as you raised Jesus from the dead, so raise us.  We are dead in our sins.  We are dead in our stress.  We are dead in our exhaustion.  We are dead in so many of our relationships.  But you have the power of the universe at your fingertips.  With the touch of your hand, give us life and love once more.  We ask this in the miraculous name of our Christ.  Amen.

 

 

Monday 4.22              “Look!  He Is Coming”          Revelation 1:4-8

We have only heard this story of Resurrection for 2000 years.  It’s tempting to let it become old, dry, and stale.  Don’t let that happen for you!  This story is as new and powerful as the day when the ink was still wet on its page.  Each day you are invited to witness the story as told through different eyes.  What do you think was being experienced by the early Christians who wrote this passage?

 

Tuesday 4.23                        “Matthew’s Story”               Matthew 28:1-20

What do you think was being experienced by the early followers of Matthew who wrote this passage?  Breathe.  Relax.  What jumps out at you in this version of the Resurrection story?

 

Wednesday 4.24  “Mark’s Story”                           Mark 16:1-15

What do you think was being experienced by the early followers of Mark who wrote this passage?  Breathe.  Relax.  What jumps out at you in this version of the Resurrection story?

Thursday 4.25      “Luke’s Story”                           Luke 24:1-12

What do you think was being experienced by the early followers of Luke who wrote this passage?  Breathe.  Relax.  What jumps out at you in this version of the Resurrection story?

 

Friday 4.26                  “John’s Story”                           John 20:1-18

What do you think was being experienced by the early followers of John who wrote this passage?  Breathe.  Relax.  What jumps out at you in this version of the Resurrection story?

 

Saturday 4.27                   “The Story of Thomas”           John 20:19-31

What do you think was being experienced by the early Christians who wrote this passage?  Breathe.  Relax.  What jumps out at you in this story?