In-person worship services will be held as scheduled this Sunday. Please use discretion when determining whether roads are safe for your personal travel.
If you are unable to travel, consider joining worship online HERE at 7:30, 9, 11 or 5pm, on-demand at Resurrection’s YouTube channel, or on TV at KMCI 38 at 8am or 11am.
We are watching the weather and at this time the Car Show is still on as scheduled for the public, open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will keep you updated as conditions change.
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”
46 He said to them, “This is what is written: the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and a change of heart and life for the forgiveness of sins must be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 Look, I’m sending to you what my Father promised, but you are to stay in the city until you have been furnished with heavenly power.”
Jesus made it plain that his resurrection was not the end of his story, but just the beginning of a new chapter in establishing his eternal kingdom. As people who believe Jesus is alive, we don’t just sit idly by and watch God search for others. Jesus’ “marching orders” to his followers were that we be his witnesses, making disciples, baptizing and teaching, actively taking part in God’s work of calling humans back to God. Jesus clarified the Scriptures to his disciples, not for intellectual interest but because he appointed them to share his life-changing forgiveness. “You are witnesses,” he said. God would empower them for their mission. It’s still our mission, and we never pursue it alone—Jesus promised to be with us every day.
Lord Jesus, amazingly, challengingly, wonderfully, I get to be a part of your strategic plan to reach the world. Grow me into a person who joyfully lives my role in carrying out your marching orders. Amen.
Jesus’ everlasting love and forgiveness of our sins was proven by his resurrection. That love and forgiveness are life changing. As followers of Christ, we are called to act as his witnesses, making disciples, baptizing and teaching, actively participating in God’s work of calling humans back to him. It is our job to find a way to exhibit these “marching orders” in a way that allows our personal relationship with God to grow.
Personally, I have found my connection through serving. While it may seem small, to me it means much more. Without my mentors throughout my faith journey, I would not be where I am today. It is through their encouragement, love, and compassion that I have felt able to strengthen my relationship with God. I now continue to do the same for others.