Wrestling with Truth — March 31, 2013

tombIn Wrestling with Truth (March 31, 2013), we considered the four scenes of the Resurrection story as described in Luke 24:1-12 (NIV):

SCENE 1        GOING AND FINDING (v. 1-2)

The women go to the tomb early on Sunday morning and find the stone rolled away.

SCENE 2        WONDERING AND REMEMBERING (v. 3-8)

The women enter the tomb and wonder at not finding the body of the Lord.

They are startled by the message of the angels:  “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen (5-6)!

And, they are reassured by the instruction to “remember” (v. 6).

“Then they remembered his words” (v. 8)

We talked about the importance of remembering, and how it works in our lives.

An important distinction is the role of individual remembering and then of community remembering.  The community remembering serves to reinforce the truth of the individual remembering.

SCENE 3        TELLING AND BEING IGNORED

The women return from the tomb and tell the other disciples of their experience and, sadly, they (the women)  are viewed as being deranged.

“But they [the disciples] did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense” (v. 11).

SCENE 4        INVESTIGATING AND WONDERING

However, Peter runs to the tomb, investigates (“bending over”) and now he too “wonders” at this mystery.

Thus, the call to us is to GO, FIND, WONDER, REMEMBER, BELIEVE, and then TELL the story.

TLT

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