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Resurrection – Gospel of Luke

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking, Jesus drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
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Resurrection – Gospel of Matthew

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
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Resurrection – Gospel of Mark

“Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.”
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Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15

What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body.
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Being Disciples – Week 6 – Life in the Spirit

The final chapter of Archbishop Rowan William’s book Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life is about “Life in the Spirit.” This is the end goal of Christian discipleship – to live by the Spirit. Too often when we speak of a “life in the spirit” we envision a monk dedicating himself to prayer…

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Being Disciples – Week 5 – Faith in Society

This week’s reading is Chapter 5 – Faith in Society – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’s book Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. The question that Dr. Williams explores is “What place does Christian discipleship have in a modern democratic society?” Historically, there were different answers to the question of a Christian’s…

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Being Disciples – Week 4 – Holiness

This week we are discussing chapter 4 – Holiness – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ book: Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. The word “holy” in Hebrew – qodesh – means to be sacred or set apart. The Sabbath is holy because it is set apart from other days. The Aaronite priesthood is holy because…

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Being Disciples – Week 3(b) – Forgiveness

Tonight we will be gathering to discuss chapter 3 – Forgiveness – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ book: Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life.  Please read over this chapter slowly in preparation for this evening. A blog that I read often is Glory to God for All Things. It is written by Fr. Stephen…

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Being Disciples – Week 3(a) – Forgiveness

This week we will be discussing chapter 3 – Forgiveness – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’s book Being Disciples – Essentials of the Christian Life. Last fall we looked at forgiveness in both Soren Kierkegaard’s Works of Love and in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 6:14-15, 5:38-48). In his discussion of forgiveness, Dr. Williams links…

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Being Disciples – Week 2(b) – Faith, Hope, and Love

This week we will be discussing Chapter 2 – Faith, Hope, and Love – of Archbishop Rowan William’s devotional Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. In his discussion of love, Dr. Williams points out that the modern church has forgotten the eros understanding of Divine Love. Love can be defined in…

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Being Disciples – Week 2(a) – Faith, Hope, and Love

This Tuesday we will be discussing chapter 2 – “Faith, Hope, and Love” – of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ book Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life. The journey of a disciple begins with the three great theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. It is these virtues which are given to us by the…

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Being Disciples – Week 1(b) – Being Disciples

I am excited to begin our Lenten study tonight of Rowan Williams’ book: Being Disciples – Essentials of the Christian Life. Tonight we will look at Chapter 1- Being Disciples where Dr. Williams give us a brief overview of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. One of the overall…

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