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Easter Earthquake: How Resurrection Shakes Our World (Open Classroom)

A 6-Week Study Exploring How Christ's Resurrection Shakes Our Assumptions about Ourselves and God

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Have you ever been in an earthquake? Earthquakes shake our most basic assumptions: that the ground will remain steady beneath our feet, that the world's current existence is the way it will always be. But when tectonic plates shift under the earth's surface and the ground shakes beneath our feet, it rattles the bedrock assumptions on which we build our lives.

The Gospel of Matthew reports that on the first Easter morning, an earthquake rocked the earth, ripped open the tomb, and scared the Roman guards at the tomb, who "shook with fear and became like dead men" (Matthew 28:4).

This is the second earthquake reported by Matthew. The first one took place on Good Friday, when the noonday sky turned black and Jesus died.

In Easter Earthquake, James Harnish invites us to place the resurrection at the center of our Lenten journey. This 6-week study explores how Christ's resurrection shakes some of our most basic assumptions about ourselves and God.

"The earth-shaking promise of Easter is that God has not forsaken any of us," Harnish writes. "The risen Christ will meet us along the confused, chaotic, fearful paths of our lives and speak the same words the women hear at the tomb: 'Do not be afraid.'"

This eCourse based on the book reverses the usual focus of Lenten studies by starting at the empty tomb and seeing the entire journey in light of the resurrection. Join James Harnish in this energizing exploration that will inspire you to live as a more faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.

FEATURES

  • A guide for daily mediation and prayer (Daily email reminders to read the meditations are included with registration.)
  • An outline for small-group meetings
  • Begins with Ash Wednesday and continues through Easter
  • Each week contains 5 readings, a prayer focus, and suggestions for small-group interaction
  • Includes a hymn each week (eCourse only audio recordings are included.)

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Your Instructor


Sharon Conley Cottingham
Sharon Conley Cottingham

Course Content


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This eCourse will begin with Ash Wednesday and will continue through Easter. You may start and end this course at any time, Access to the course will be available long beyond the season of Lent.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days of purchase and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these online courses?
These online courses are brought to you by The Upper Room.

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