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Living in Light of the Death and Resurrection

The final week of Jesus’ life includes the central events of the Christian story. In Christian history and practice, these events are remembered and re-enacted in worship. Many traditions practice the Lord’s Supper (also called Communion and the Eucharist) on a regular basis, in obedience to Jesus’ command in Luke 22:14-20. Many traditions observe Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday, continuing through observance of the crucifixion on Good Friday, and ending with the celebration of the resurrection on Easter. For the Apostle Paul, in later books in the New Testament, all of Christian faith and life hinges on the death and resurrection of Jesus. For this week’s discussion post, you should write 300-350 words in response to this prompt: How do chapters 19:27-24:53 inform your understanding of the appropriate actions, convictions, beliefs, and dispositions that ought to characterize a follower of Jesus? To answer this question, you might consider the good or bad example of specific characters, the final teachings of Jesus, the example of trust in God set by Jesus, the mission Jesus gives to his disciples after his resurrection, and so forth. Be specific in your answer, drawing on two different passages, each from a different chapter. As you engage with one of more posts by your classmates, refer to the rubric for the criteria of an excellent response.