Church of the Resurrection

God's Saving Deeds

"Let us hear the record of God's saving deeds in history."

So begins the great Vigil of Easter service found in the Book of Common Prayer. Like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, we are led by the Church through the Old Testament to see how these passages point us to the saving work of the Resurrected Christ. These Easter Vigil readings tell the epic story of God coming to the rescue of a creation and a people that he loves and gathering them around himself to live in his love forever.

This book is a collection of teachings, discussion questions for families, groups, and individuals, and paintings from a variety of contributors at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, all focused on the Old Testament passages used at the Easter Vigil. Included is a series of ten original paintings based on each Scripture reading. Our hope is that this study will help readers prepare themselves to participate fully in these readings and the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. May your hearts burn within you as you encounter God's saving deeds in the death and resurrection of Jesus.