In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, author Jules Verne introduced some ideas that were fantastic. Whereas those who read his stories never believed they would come true, we live now in a world where many of his ideas are part of our day to day life. When Jesus encountered two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, they had no idea who he was. They were trying to understand what had gone wrong. As Jesus revealed himself, their world changed. No one had heard or experienced a resurrection. The resurrection and the empowerment of the Spirit changed them, the way they saw the world, and the direction of their lives. They became fearless. Resurrection is so hard to grasp that through the centuries the church has focused more on the death of Jesus on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, than on the resurrection. However, the victory and power of the Christian experience is not the cross, but the resurrection. Courage is at the heart of the resurrection. This Sunday we examine two more resurrection encounters. Can we find the power of the resurrection?

Weekly Newsletter 4/15/2018-4/21/2018

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