Resurrection Debrief

In News by Grace Avenue

April 7-21

In the aftermath of the resurrection,
Jesus engaged in what we could call a “Resurrection Debrief” with his disciples and various individuals. These encounters were not only moments of reassurance and joy but also opportunities for Jesus to provide further teachings and clarifications about the Kingdom of God. These post- resurrection interactions remind us of the importance of ongoing growth and learning in our faith journey. Just as Jesus continued to teach and provide insight
to his followers, we too should cultivate a mindset of continuous learning and reflection about Christ and our faith. Moreover, these encounters highlight the significance of dialogue and conversation in our spiritual lives. Just as Jesus engaged in debriefing conversations, we are called to engage with one another, sharing our insights, asking questions, and seeking deeper understanding. Through open and honest conversations, we can glean wisdom from one another, deepen our relationship with Christ, and collectively grow in our faith.


April 7

Doubting Thomas
John 20:19 - 29


April 14

Read to Emmaus
Luke 24:13 - 35


April 21

Breakfast on the Beach
John 21:1 - 19

RESOURCES 

By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflections on Hunger, Longing, and the Goodness of God
by: Kendall Vanderslice

The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind-A New Perspective on Christ and His Message
by: Cynthia Bourgeault

The Politics of Jesus
by: Obery Hendricks

Jesus and the Disinherited
by: Howard Thurman and Vincent Harding

Reading the Bible from the Margins
by: Miguel De La Torre

Jesus is the Question: 307 Questions Jesus Asked and 3 He Answered
by: Martin B. Copenhaver