By James A. Harnish
have you been in an earthquake? Earthquakes shake our most simple assumptions: that the floor will stay regular underneath our toes, that the world's present lifestyles is how it will consistently be. but if tectonic plates shift less than the earth's floor and the floor shakes underneath our ft, it rattles the bedrock assumptions on which we construct our lives.
The Gospel of Matthew studies that at the first Easter morning, an earthquake rocked the earth, ripped open the tomb, and scared the Roman guards on the tomb, who "shook with worry and have become like useless males" (Matthew 28:4).
This is the second one earthquake said through Matthew. the 1st one came about on sturdy Friday, whilst the noonday sky grew to become black and Jesus died.
In *Easter Earthquake**, James Harnish invitations us to put the resurrection on the heart of our Lenten trip. This 6-week examine explores how Christ's resurrection shakes a few of our most elementary assumptions approximately ourselves and God.
"The earth-shaking promise of Easter is that God has now not forsaken any of us," Harnish writes. "The risen Christ will meet us alongside the harassed, chaotic, anxious paths of our lives and communicate an analogous phrases the ladies listen on the tomb: 'Do no longer be afraid .'"
This ebook reverses the standard concentration of Lenten reports by means of beginning on the empty tomb and seeing the total trip in gentle of the resurrection. subscribe to James Harnish during this energizing exploration that might encourage you to reside as a extra devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.
A consultant for day-by-day mediation and prayer
An define for small-group meetings
Begins with Ash Wednesday and maintains via Easter
Each week includes five readings, a prayer concentration, and recommendations for small-group interaction
Includes a hymn every one week