Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Sunday to Monday | Practice Resurrection

We were back at Rock Canyon HS to stream worship on Sunday and it was great. We considered what it means to “practice resurrection” in our lives. We reflected on the story of the disciples and Thomas meeting the risen Jesus. Thomas leads us into doubt. Resurrection thinking is learning to rethink what we thought we knew. Death is not the end. Our wounds will not destroy us. Jesus will be with us through it all. Resurrection isn’t a reversal – it’s a new of being. If you missed being with us you can watch here. Check out photos from worship here and the RCHS Clean Up Service project here.

Take the message into your week’s reflections and conversations.

  • If someone asked you what it means to “practice resurrection”, what would you say?
  • Read the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples in John 20:19-31. How did Jesus react to Thomas? How do we help others come to believe in the risen Christ?
  • Is the lifestyle described in Acts 4:32-35 about the early disciples a lifestyle we can emulate? Why or why not? What do they have to teach us about generosity?
  • Is doubt a good thing? What is your reaction to this quote? “Doubt is a state of openness and unknowing. It’s a willingness to not be in charge, to not know what is going to happen next. The state of doubt allows us to explore things in an open and fresh way.” — Bernard Glassman

Curated links.