Clarity in Confusion

Luke 24:13-35

Death is scary and talk of resurrection brings questions and uncertainty. Imagine the confusion of Jesus' followers after his death hearing reports that Jesus' tomb was found empty and some had seen angels proclaiming He had risen. "Could it be that something we thought impossible might have occurred?" A challenge to our perception of reality accompanied the resurrection of Jesus and, for many, it still does today. When God does something we think impossible or even unlikely we can feel confused and afraid but the resurrection can give us the courage not to avoid these situations but to understand it as a path leading to clarity.


Empowering the Powerless

Luke 24:9-12

Jesus's resurrection means new creation is bursting forth into the world. And the first implication of the resurrection that we see in Luke's telling of the story is a radical reversal of the values of the first-century world. Suddenly, those who were viewed as voiceless are given a strong voice. Those who were viewed as powerless are given important power. Listen in as we unpack the strange presence of women at the empty tomb of Jesus and discover implications for our own day.