Daily Sunrise Photos and Devotional Writing Exploring Resurrection Spirituality

In this video I explain the idea of launching a series of short devotionals during the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost.

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Why I’m Writing This Devotional Series

Most mornings I take a photograph of the sunrise and post it on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with a devotional scripture or thought.

Romans 8:11

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11 [Sunrise photo April 2, 2013]

On the Monday after Easter Sunday I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to go deeper with this practice.

In this series we’ll look at Jesus final instructions to his disciples, the ascension, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost,, what it means to have a resurrection spirituality, developing a resurrection mentality … and whatever else I end up writing. 🙂

It Takes A Season

I had the joy of sitting under the teaching of Dr. Robert E. Webber during my studies at the Institute for Worship Studies. In Chapter 7 “Easter” of his book Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year  he says observing Easter is much more than a one day event.

“The primary metaphor for the Easter season is the church as the resurrected people living a resurrected spirituality. Because of Easter we are in union with Christ and are called to live in our baptismal identity in his resurrection. This essential theme of Easter cannot be communicated in a day. It takes a season.” –Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Time (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004), 148.

So in the spirit of discovery and living out loud, for the next 50 days I’ll post the morning sunrise and a short devotional article on this blog. God has already been showing me a lot.

Read The Devotionals in this Series (So Far)

Updates posted to the blog by 8:oo am every morning from April 1 til May 20
  1. Now What? Day #1
  2. Resurrection Power: Day #2
  3. Set Your Heart: Day #3
  4. Many a Doubt: Day #4
  5. “My Lord and My God!” Day # 5
  6. All Things New: Day #6
  7.  Church of the Burning Hearts: Day #7
  8. Building A Relational History: Day #8
  9. Remember You’ve Been Raised From The Dead! Day #9
  10. Resurrection of A Dream: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #10
  11. Feed My Sheep: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #11
  12. A Servant Leader Movement: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #12
  13. The Heavens Declare: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #13
  14. Do This To Remember: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #14
  15. Truth or Lie? Easter to Pentecost Devotional #15
  16. Moses and the Prophets: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #16
  17. What Is That To You? Easter to Pentecost Devotional #17
  18. Dressed in White: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #18
  19. Peace Be With You: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #19
  20. Ghost Busters: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #20
  21. Wait Until: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #21
  22. The Power of An Opened Mind: Easter Pentecost Devotional #22
  23. Proclaim Repentance and Forgiveness: Easter – Pentecost #23
  24. To All Nations: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #24
  25. Why Jerusalem? Easter to Pentecost Devotional #25
  26. The Power of Witness: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #26
  27. What Are You Waiting For? Easter to Pentecost Devotional #27
  28. We Gather Together: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #28
  29. What Did He Promise? Easter to Pentecost Devotional #29
  30. Power From On High: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #30
  31. Just As He Told You: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #31 
  32. Not Recognizing Jesus: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #32
  33. Preparing For Transition: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #33
  34. Rest and Recreation: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #34
  35. 7 Sundays of Easter: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #35
  36. Tribe of The Like-MInded: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #36 
  37. Worship and Doubt: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #37 
  38. All Authority: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #38
  39. He Ascended Into Heaven: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #39 
  40.  He’s Coming Back!: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #40
  41. Timing Is God’s Business: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #41
  42. From Tribe to Family: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #42
  43. Living Water! Easter to Pentecost Devotional #43
  44. How God Chooses Leaders: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #44
  45. Lo, I Am With You Always: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #45
  46. Signs, Wonders, and Miracles: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #46
  47. Pour Out Your Spirit Lord! Easter to Pentecost Devotional #47
  48. Visions and Dreams: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #48
  49. The Significance of Pentecost: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #49
  50. Joy Is The Secret Sauce: Easter to Pentecost Devotional #50
  51. Worship Recap: May 19 Pentecost Sunday
  52. Where Do We Go From Here? Easter to Pentecost Epilogue
  53. We’re finished with this series! There are 50 total plus some bonus articles.

Prayer

I invite you to pray with me.

“Father, I want to know Christ, and the power of his resurrection living in me. Renew my mind and transform my personality, that I may give You glory in all I say and do. Thank you for the gift of a new life, and your resurrection power to walk in your ways, and do your will.  In Jesus Holy name. Amen.”

Would You be Interested in Writing a Devotional for this Series?

I would love to hear from you too. If you would like to contribute a sunrise photo or devotional writing during this time, just send me an e-mail, rob@robstill.com

Join Me

According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.  I’ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires.

I invite you to join me on this journey from Easter to Pentecost.

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