Easter in Quarantine: Finding Purpose in Disruption // John 20:19-23

Easter of 2020 will not be forgotten. It’s the year of significant disruption to our family, work, school, and the practice of our faith. What is typically known for large gatherings of Christians in celebration has been pushed into the quiet and lonely places of our home. It’s an Easter like no other, and the temptation might be to skip it, ignore it, or dismiss the prospects of a greater purpose in the disruption. However, when we lean into the moment, we discover the beauty of God and His mission in the world through the resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The resurrection disrupts fear with hope-filled faith; a faith that sparks and sustains a worldwide movement over two-millennia (and counting).

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  1. Are you lacking peace of joy right now in your life?
  2. What fears do you need to invite the presence of Jesus to disrupt?
  3. How is the Lord calling you to actively participate in God’s missional-movement by extending forgiveness, grace, or restoration to the sick, poor, widows, orphans, oppressed, or sinners?
Easter in Quarantine: Finding Purpose in Disruption // John 20:19-23 // April 8, 2020

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Finding Purpose in Disruption: Palm Sunday // Luke 19:28-48

Right now we are living in very disruptive days. As people around the globe work to mitigate, contain, and eradicate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our lives have been significantly disrupted. What purpose or meaning can we find in chaotic times? What does the Easter story in Scripture have to tell us about disruption and how God uses it? As it turns out, the ways of Jesus are the ways of disruptive action and is embedded within the very gospel message we believe. This is a two-part series from Restoration Church on “Finding Purpose in Disruption: Reflections for Easter in a Global Pandemic.”

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What part of your everyday life has been most disrupted?
  2. How might God be using this disruption to focus your eyes, ears, and heart on Jesus?
  3. Why is the story of Easter good news for the world, now more than ever?
Finding Purpose in Disruption (Palm Sunday) // Luke 19:28-48 // April 2, 2020

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