FLEE OR FOLLOW
Rev. Alexis Johnson
Easter Sunday – April 4, 2021
Thesis: What will we do with the information we have? Do we flee in fear or follow despite the risk?
There are three recorded responses in Mark’s Gospel to Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection:
The Young Man:
I had always assumed he was an angel but what if he’s the young man from Mark 14:50-52?
We, along with Mark’s readers, know the story does not end in silence. The women eventually speak, the men eventually stop running. So what is the author doing?
What if Mark is creating space for our own work? This is an invitation to us and to every disciple ever. Flee or follow?
Call to Action and Response: Decide to follow and do something with that decision that builds the Kingdom in your local community.
Up from the Grave He Arose (Refrain)
The United Methodist Hymnal #322
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