Ministry in the Pattern of the Resurrected Jesus

In the wake of the crucifixion, Jesus’s early followers likely wondered whether the Christian movement be abandoned. Then the resurrected Jesus started appearing to his disciples and opening their eyes to the significance of his suffering. What does this teach us about ministry today?

In this Seven Minute Seminary video, James Swanson casts a vision for ministry in the pattern of the resurrected Jesus, who appeared to his disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35).

  1. Ministry can only happen when we draw near to people.
  2. Ministry must make sense of people’s current contexts.

If you would like to learn about the post-resurrection, post-ascension ministry of Jesus and its significance for Christian life and mission, check out Steve Seamands’ The Unseen Real: Life in the Light of the Ascension of Jesus in our book store.

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