Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on May 01, 2019
Jesus is alive! And Jesus is transforming us into the people He created us to be.
This Easter season we have seen some of the amazing ways in which Jesus is giving new life to His people. For example, 14 people have committed to becoming new members of the congregation. We have also seen 3 people baptized by full emersion after they asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior.
Before I was mobilized and deployed by the US Navy to serve as a Navy chaplain in Djibouti, I preached a series of sermons on some of the Resurrection appearances of Jesus in the Bible. We looked at how Jesus showed Himself alive to Mary Magdalene (John 20:1-18), to the disciples (John 20:19-29), to some of His followers in the town of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), and then to over 500 people at one time (I Corinthians 15:1-11).
In the coming weeks I'll preach another series of sermons on some more Resurrection appearances in the Bible. Jesus also showed Himself to His brother James (I Corinthians 15:1-11), to Stephen (Acts 7:54-8:3), and to Paul (Acts 9:1-19).
Please look up these passages of Scripture in the Bible and prayerfully reflect on them. The Men's Bible Study is working through the Book of Acts, so we'll be studying about how the Lord appeared to Stephen and Paul.
(About nine men meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 am which is phenomenal. Presbyterians typically don't believe in God until after 8:30 am.)
Jesus is alive and He's transforming us into the people He created us to be. I encourage you to look for the presence of the Resurrected Lord in your own lives. You will see Him as well.
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