After His resurrection Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene. Thinking
His body had been stolen by thieves and not recognizing Him, Mary asked
Jesus if He knew where they had taken His body. Jesus spoke her name
and revealed Himself to her.
Mary's question is the great question facing the Church today: "where is the body?" Every
Christian needs the experience of having our eyes opened that Mary had
with the risen Lord. It is not enough for Christians today to
understand Jesus is risen from the dead and that he has been seated at
God's right hand, enthroned on the throne of David to reign as King of
king's and Lord of Lord's. We also need the Lord to open the eyes of
our hearts and help us to recognize His spiritual body, the Church, the
fullness of Him and help us to find placement in His body as members of
Christ and of one another.
In this provocative message, "The Body, Where Is the Body?" Brother
Kouri reveals what it means today that the Church the Lord's spiritual
body and that believers are members one of another!
(The ancient painting above depicts Mary Magdalene asking Jesus, whom she did not recognize at first, "where is the body of my Lord?")
To listen to the message click here.
Posted on Wed, April 29, 2009
by George Kouri