Original Posting At https://pastorbecca.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/series-emerge/
Easter Worship Series – Emerge
Sometimes, creation itself tells of God’s glory and of the Resurrection promise! Nature offers a perfect symbol for the journey through hardship and loss, sorrow, death, and new life and joy.
The butterfly has long been a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus as well as the resurrection of believers as we emerge from the power of death. Like caterpillars, it might be hard for us to imagine the new life that is in store for us, and we find safety and security in the enclosing darkness of our own cocoons.
A symbol of spring, the butterfly truly reflects the beauty of nature. The butterfly emerging from its cocoon represents the resurrection of Christ from the tomb. Just as the butterfly comes forth with a new body, those who trust in Christ come forth with new and transformed life. The butterfly also represents flight, freedom, and creative thinking.
In this Easter season, we will examine our own transformations from cocoons and tombs to the unfurled beauty of all God calls us to be.
Sermons in this series:
April 16 – Emerge: Tombs and Cocoons
April 23 – Coming Out: Leaving Uncomfortable Places
April 30 – Open: Into the Light
May 5 – Unwrap: Waking Up
May 14 – Unfold: Claiming New Possibilities
May 21 – Let Go: Leaving Behind what We don’t Need
May 28 – Fly: Daring New Heights
June 4 – Journey: The Places We’ll Go