The third week of a six-week series called Reversal and Restoration. We continue to explore how the promises of God are fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel writer Luke uses language of a “New Exodus” and “journey.” We are called by Jesus to participate in this “New Exodus,” a journey on a path without a map, directions, or any details. And more often than not, we feel like we are wandering, or waiting, or just absolutely frustrated, confused. But Jesus calls us on this journey with him. A call that means we are to fully participate in the real and hard work of repair and reparations, restoration, confession, reckoning, repentance.
This series continues to explore how the promises of God are fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. Yet those promises are not always what we expect or think that we need. Instead, Jesus’ mission and ministry brings with it controversy, reversal, and confusion. Ultimately, his mission prepares his disciples including us to become apostles sharing the Good News of love and grace to ALL people in both word and deed.