It's Wednesday. By this point in the week we wake up and our mind faintly recalls the Sunday morning before and maybe even the afternoon of food and family that followed. By now you have already told everyone how your weekend was and how delicious the Easter brunch was. In between thoughts of your to-do list and the schedule you have for the rest of week ahead, your brain tries to file away any leftover memories of resurrection sermons or Easter Sunday songs.
For most of us, we tend to move on from the pastels and celebrations almost immediately after. This is the problem with the way we do holy days around here. As Charlie Brown would say, “We've gone commercial.” Our more orthodox sisters and brothers and their churches around the world have it a little more together. To these communities, Easter is not just a Sunday but a season. An event as life-altering, game-changing, catastrophic as the Resurrection deserves some actual reflection, contemplation, and application.
So what if we actually talked about what was just sang, read, and preached on Sunday?
What does that mean for US? What does that means for TODAY? Yes, Wednesday.
Introducing the New Life Series. Theologians have often said that the effects of sin seen in genesis 3 (and on all of our headlines and news feeds), is among other things a breakdown and separation in our primary relationships. There is death and separation in our relationship to God, ourselves, others and the rest of creation. That is until...Resurrection.
Over the next four weeks we will take a look at how the Resurrection has now reconciled us back to wholeness in those relationships. Resurrection means there is a way back to wholeness in our relationship to God, ourselves, others, and the rest of creation. Jesus is alive and that means something for the new life now available in him.
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Jonathon grew up in six different states across the Western United States. He made his way to Southern California to attend Vanguard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Currently, he is pursuing a Master's of Divinity Degree at Azusa Pacific University where he also works doing campus ministry with college students. Jonathon is passionate about discipleship to Jesus and innovation, especially when those two spaces meet. He aspires to encourage people to live well-curated lives of purpose and passion. You can find Jonathon living in his beloved city of Costa Mesa, California with his amazing wife, Cyndi. Oh yeah, and he is a HUGE Raiders fan.