Benediction: Luke 24: 36-48

Here’s a benediction for the Easter season from Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction
(based on Luke 24:48)

We have eaten together with the risen Christ.
Go out then, as witnesses of these things.
Attend to your heart,
worship with integrity,
trust in the Lord.
Proclaim forgiveness and healing in his name to all.

And may God raise you from death to life,
   from brokenness to perfect health;
May Christ Jesus cast out your fear and doubt;
And may the Holy Spirit give your heart joy,
   even as the bread and wine give your body life.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
   In the name of Christ. Amen.

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