Something New in the Old World

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Learning for Life9:30 am (resumes April 8)
Worship Service: 11:00 am

Bulletin: April 8, 2018

Newsletter: April 2018

Scriptures: 1 John 5:4-12Psalm 81:1-10John 20:19-29


Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean

 Comic books and superhero movies feature characters like Kitty Pryde that can move through solid objects. Of course, a person moving through a wall is impossible… or is it? Because Science with Kyle Hill has fun with this question and leaps into a short lesson in physics.
What about Jesus’ resurrection? Jesus seems to appear and disappear, and perhaps even walk through walls and locked doors. Could modern science show us that this is actually possible? Or were they all just supernatural, spiritual events?
Jesus’ new life was not a rejection of the physical world but it wasn’t limited by it either. And Jesus life wasn’t a purely spiritual reality, the Spirit was coming to be united with the world. 
What Jesus’ witnesses found both hard to accept and yet hard to deny was that Jesus had a recreated, transformed physical body. It was impossible and yet right there in front of their eyes. 
Jesus’ resurrection represented a new reality birthed from an old reality. In Jesus, God brought into being a new kind of life, eternal life, out of sin infected life ruled by death.
Go deeper: In “The Resurrection”, Alister McGrath (PhDs, University of Oxford, in both Science and Theology) discusses common objections to Jesus’ resurrection and what that event means for us today.

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