First UMC
Downtown Worship, April 17, 2022
Witness to the Resurrection
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church of Lexington - Downtown
    200 W High St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The disciples didn’t believe…
--Even after they had been told about Jesus’ death and resurrection since Luke chapter 9
--The women went with burial spices and oils…not expecting a resurrected Christ

How do we explain the resurrection?
It’s a miracle—and miracles are hard to explain.
Mary Magdalene exclaimed— “I have seen the Lord” in John 20
Where have you seen the Lord?
Where have you experienced witnesses to the resurrection?

“To say ‘I have seen the Lord' is to point out resurrection in the midst of ruin; new life when all that seems visible is death; love in the face of hate; decency and goodness when that which is vitriolic and vile and vicious finds only more and more followers.” —Karoline Lewis

“I have seen the Lord” gives witness to the fact that there is another way of being in the world — a way of being that is shaped by resurrection, that embodies anything and everything that is life-giving, a way of being that is so counter-cultural, so demonstrative of mercy, so exemplary of the truth of Easter that others will listen to you, watch you, wonder about you and say, “Wait a minute. Did I just see the Lord?” —Karoline Lewis

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