A Psalm for Easter

Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
his mercy endures for ever.

2 Let Israel now proclaim, 
“His mercy endures for ever.”

14 The Lord is my strength and my song, 
and he has become my salvation.

15 There is a sound of exultation and victory 
in the tents of the righteous:

16 “The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! 
the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”

17 I shall not die, but live, 
and declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has punished me sorely, 
but he did not hand me over to death.

19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; 
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.

20 “This is the gate of the Lord; 
he who is righteous may enter.”

21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me 
and have become my salvation.

22 The same stone which the builders rejected 
has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This is the Lord’s doing, 
and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 On this day the Lord has acted; 
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Their Eyes Were Opened – Easter 2016

A study for the Easter Season, beginning April 3, 2016.

Even as we face into Holy Week and that journey that Christ must take — and we must take with him — we remember that Good Friday is not the end of anything. Rather, it points us to Easter Day, which is the beginning of something that we humans could never have imagined.

We invite you to plan now to continue to engage the glory of Easter Day throughout the Easter Season, that time between the day of resurrection and the day of Pentecost, as together we consider a new framework for our lives.

Using resurrection stories from the Gospel of Luke, during the Easter Season we will walk with the first disciples as they encounter the risen Christ in the breaking of bread, sharing a meal, and walking and talking with them. We will reflect on how Christ continues to reveal himself to us today and how we can live as resurrected people.

The seven-week Easter Season study will offer weekly lessons and will be useful for congregations, small groups, and individuals. It begins April 3.

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