Good Trouble: New Series
The resurrection changes everything; it disrupts our normal lives and calls us into a different way of being. This isn’t just a nice “spiritual truth” the resurrection challenges the practices, habits, and norms of this world. The way Christians think about money is different in light of the abundance of the resurrection. The way Christians engage justice is different because of the justice of Jesus extended to all in the resurrection. Even the way we eat is changed by the new resurrection reality.
There is nothing outside the scope of Jesus’ resurrection work in this world.
Christians are a people of the resurrection who witness, in practice and proclamation, this new reality to the world around us. And just like Jesus’ life and work were disruptive, so also will the practices of his followers be disruptive. The work we do is good, but it has always caused trouble. Giving up money, power, position are troubling acts to a system built on selfish gain. Living out of the abundance of God’s kingdom is troubling to a world that puts a price tag on everything and everyone. Resurrection life is troubling to normal everyday existence in our world. Which is good news, because in trouble we experience the resurrection and the kingdom.
Texts & Date
April 28 – Matthew 16:13-20
May 5 – Acts 19:21-24
May 12 – Philippians 2:1-11
May 19 - I Corinthians 6:1-6
May 26 – I Corinthians 10:23-32
June 2 (Ascension Sunday) Acts 1:6-11
June 9 – Acts 2:1-13; 42-47