Transitions – perpetual teenage new way of being disciples – a new relationship to Jesus Unless a seed falls to the ground it can not produce fruit New wine skills for new wine Taken from Matt 28:16-20; Mark 16; Luke 24; 20 & 21
Trying to go back to the old Mary wants to touch Jesus Thomas wants to touch Jesus Peter goes fishing
The confusion on the Emmaus Road (Lk 24: 13-35 Confusion is a part of transition Didn’t our hearts burn within us
Transition Change Confusion, dear, disorientation, hope, faith, regression New Life – a new way of being Back to the old life Stuck with outmoded strategies Waiting, peace, faith, strength
Waiting can be part of transitions Go and wait for power to come
Some of the issues for the disciples – a new relationship How will they relate to Jesus? What is their faith in ? What are they to do? Who will lead them? What about the Gentiles? How will they be a group? Whose authority? (Matt 28: 16-20) What about death?
What might our transitions be at the moment? Life stages? Illness? New relationships? Changes in the way you think? Changes in how you feel? ‘Growing-up’ no matter how old? Disappointment?
Waiting and praying Not going back to the old ways Transferable skills Finding news ways ‘to be’ See the new way as life