Watershed Formation Studies

Chapter 11 - Church

In today’s visit with the new community of Jesus followers, the merchant has more questions. What exactly does it mean that Jesus was resurrected from the dead? How can he be dead and alive at the same time? Understanding how Jesus’ resurrection defeats death is a puzzle for the merchant, since everyone still dies. They go on to discuss how God’s presence, which always dwelt in the Temple, has now come to dwell in Jesus and his followers, the living church.
art by Jan Richardson