Grace Avenue UMC

April 21 – May 5, 2019

How does one know the resurrection is real? It comes through the testimony of faithful followers of Christ.  The testimony is not simply words but actions that reveal the living Christ to others.  Otherwise, as the Apostle Paul asserts: “If Christ hasn’t been raised, then our preaching is useless and your faith is useless” (1 Corinthians 15:14). In other words, Easter is dependent on witnesses.  Do we witness to the resurrection with boldness and conviction or hesitation and uncertainty? 

Scripture Readings

April 21 – “Eyewitness”
Luke 24: 1-12

April 27/28 – “Expert Witness”
Luke 24: 13-35

May 4/5 – “Character Witness”
Luke 24: 36-49

Suggested Resources & Reading

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others 
by Barbara Brown Taylor

11 indispensable relationships you can’t be without
by Leonard Sweet

Church in the Inventive Age 
by Doug Pagitt

The Story Luke Tells: Luke’s Unique Witness to the Gospel 
by Justo Gonzalez