This Sunday, we’ll be looking a section of Paul’s letter to the early church in Corinth that has to do with his understanding of the life to come.
Soon, we’ll be entering the season of Lent, when the church has historically focused on the path Jesus traveled toward Good Friday and, ultimately, Easter. This week, we’ll take a look at what the people of Jesus’ own time believed about life after death, and at what their anxieties about this life (and the life to come) may have been.
Understanding that different people experience, process, and think about things in all kinds of ways, Paul tackles the subject with a variety of images. As I study these scriptures again, I’m reminded of things from popular culture, including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Antiques Road Show, and one of my favorite childhood toy and television properties, Transformers.
Join us on Sunday as we talk about the provenance of witnesses to the resurrection and about what God’s presence in our lives here and now means not just for how we live and think, but also for who we know ourselves to be.