Total Eclipse of the Heart (1 John 3:1-7 & Luke 24:36-48) // Sunday, April 14, 2024

Total Eclipse of the Heart (1 John 3:1-7 & Luke 24:36-48) // Sunday, April 14, 2024

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One of the central messages of the Christian faith that is most often overlooked is that Christ is present in and through all things, which means that everything is sacred, and every moment is holy. From Easter to Pentecost, we will explore the good news that Christ is risen—not just physically from the grave some two thousand years ago but in every aspect of our lives and world—and how-to live-in awe of the mundane moments of our ordinary lives. This series begins with focusing on the resurrection of Jesus, a single person, and leads us to Pentecost, where we understand the way in which the entire faith community and indeed the world is resurrected in the Spirit of Christ.

Sharing a meal with a stranger is more important than understanding or having the right answer. Beloved, we are the children of God. Even in our joy and disbelief, Christ is with us. Even in our sinfulness, God’s forgiveness is ours in Christ’s name. Even in our humanity, we are called to be Christlike, righteous and loving. These are not easy lessons, and yet, they are the lessons proclaimed in 1 John and Luke 24. Bringing these lessons to life, that these lessons might be our lives, is the task before us.