April 4, 2024

In his commentary on the Book of Acts, the Methodist theologian and preacher Will Willimon says this about the early church:  “The most eloquent testimony to the reality of the resurrection is not an empty tomb or a well-orchestrated pageant on Easter Sunday but rather a group of people whose life together is so radically different, so completely changed from the way the world builds a community, that there can be no explanation other than that something decisive has happened in history.”

In other words: the early Church was seeking to be a people who were defined entirely by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are called to be God’s Resurrection People in this world. This means that our relationships, how we make decisions, how we view ourselves, how we welcome others, and so many other parts of our lives are now different because of the resurrection.

During this season of Eastertide, we are going to explore what it means to be God’s Resurrection People. Each week I will be preaching from the Revised Common Lectionary’s passage from the Book of Acts and we will explore together how we may embody the resurrection in all that we do and in all that we are.

Resurrection People Sermon Series:

  • April 7 – Resurrection People Befriend (Acts 4:32-35)
  • April 14 – Resurrection People Repent (Acts 3:12-19)
  • April 21 – Resurrection People Testify (Acts 4:5-12)
  • April 28 – Resurrection People Include (Acts 8:26-40)
  • May 5 – Resurrection People Listen (Acts 10:44-48)
  • May 12 – Resurrection People Discern (Acts 1:15-17, 21-26)
  • May 19 – Pentecost Sunday & Missions Emphasis Day
Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am