Our Scriptures this morning are interesting and significant with much that could be unpacked, but it all comes down to one central concept, rooted in grace.
A Martin Luther quote was shared on Facebook, which read:
If grace depends on our cooperation then it is no longer grace.
It is true.
Grace, by definition, cannot be deserved, earned, or obtained by our merits/works.
Grace also cannot be kept, maintained, or even lost by our merits/works.
Grace is not grace if we have to “do” anything.
But, the question remains how do we respond to said grace?
That is the central concept and foundation of our Scriptures this morning.
Jesus, a rabbi (teacher), had been arrested, beaten, crucified, died, laid in a tomb, AND resurrected.
Although we do not know all of Jesus’ post-resurrection experiences, we do know Jesus visited the disciples but did not ever-linger at their side. This is a post-resurrection account.
Thus, the disciples have witnessed Jesus risen from the dead but do not know where Jesus is at the moment… so what do the disciples do?
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