From Confusion to Understanding

This weekend at Eastbrook Church we continued our series, “The Kingdom Life,” which looks at some key teachings of Jesus in light of the resurrection.  This second message in the series, “From Confusion to Understanding,” explores the powerful and mysterious story of Jesus’ conversation with two disciples on the road to Emmaus from Luke 24:13-35.

You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Also, you are welcome to join in with the daily reading plan for this series.


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A King and His Kingdom (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “A King and His Kingdom,” from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church. This is part of our series “The Kingdom Life.” The text for this week is from Luke 24:1-12.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is your favorite memory of Easter time?
  2. This weekend we celebrate Easter and begin a new series entitled “The Kingdom Life.” We focus on Luke 24:1-12 this week. Begin your study in prayer, asking God to speak to you as you study His word. Then read that passage out loud.
  3. What do you notice about the women from 24:1-9 and 22-23?
  4. What do the two figures, later called ‘angels’ (24:23), say to the women (24:5-7)?
  5. What sort of impact does it have on the women?
  6. When they return to the Eleven (apostles minus Judas) and the others gathered with them in Jerusalem, what is the disciples’ response to the message of the women (24:9-11)?
  7. Why do you think they responded in that way? How might you have responded if you were in their situation?
  8. Peter rushes to the tomb to see for himself (24:12). What about Peter’s experience with Jesus may have led him to do this?
  9. Which group of people do you relate to more in their response to the resurrection: the women, the disciples, or Peter? Why?
  10. What is one way that God is speaking to you personally about the resurrection of Jesus through this study? If you’re on your own, write it down and share it with someone later. If you are with a small group, discuss this together.

Daily Reading Plan

To encourage us together in our growth with God, we arranged a daily reading plan through this series. You can also join in with the daily devotional here. As you read each day, ask God to speak to you from His word.

Saturday, Apr 15       Luke 22:66-23:56
Sunday, Apr 16         Luke 24:1-12
Monday, Apr 17        Matthew 28:1-7
Tuesday, Apr 18        Mark 15:42-47
Wednesday, Apr 19  John 20:1-9
Thursday, Apr 20      Acts 2:22-36
Friday, Apr 21            1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Saturday, Apr 22       Luke 24:13-35

A King and His Kingdom (Easter)

This weekend at Eastbrook Church we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus and began a new series, “The Kingdom Life,” which corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  This first message in the series is entitled “A King and His Kingdom” and looks at Luke’s resurrection narrative from Luke 24:1-12.

You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Also, you are welcome to join in with the daily reading plan for this series.


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Sunday Prayer 48

After the dark of death
After the loss of life
After the gift seemed broken and discarded
After the pulsing pain
After the weary final gasp
After the heavy heave of stone over tomb

The light breaks forth
The Son shines like day
The victory resounds and heaven cheers
The surging joy
The rising hope
The empty space now filled with life

our risen King
light of the world
we worship You
incarnate life
resilient Lord
we praise Your matchless Name.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

The Kingdom Life

This weekend we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and also begin a new series at Eastbrook Church entitled “The Kingdom Life.” In this part of our journey we explore what is happening in the resurrection and what it means for our life. We ask questions like: what sort of King is this?; what sort of Kingdom did He bring?; where are we and what is happening in this Kingdom Life?

Join us for this eight-week series which continues our journey through the Gospel of Luke. You may also want to explore the previous parts of this journey: