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Wednesday In the First Week of Easter

Text: I Corinthians 15:29-41

Prayer Pointers:

For the power of the Easter story

For thanksgiving for those who are at rest

For those who are living only for this life




We continue in our reading of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, and we see his exasperation at those who would question his proclamation. Do you not recognize the questions they ask: How? How is this possible? What do those who are raised look like?

But I hope you also recognize Paul’s concern, for, if Jesus is not raised and the dead are not raised, then he is—and we are—wasting time. “Why did I fight with ravenous beasts? Why would I put myself through all this if it were not true?” It is a fair question to all those disciples who became apostles. Most of them died in what we would call awful ways because they would not let go of the story. They had seen Jesus dead. And then they had seen him alive, and alive in a way that was different from anything they had ever experienced. Nothing would push them from their witness.

In our day, the question is the same, but with slightly changed words: How has this made your life any different? What is your story? What is your Easter? What makes you say…

Alleluia!

Easter joy ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

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Durham, NC 27701

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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.

Website designed by Addison Siemon.

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