Hi, welcome to Redeem the Commute. I’m Ryan, your host for the daily challenges.

Our daily challenges are meant to help you explore what it means to follow Jesus, even if you don’t have a lot of time. We have a rhythm that keeps us in sync, even if we’re not a community that meets together in person regularly. Every Monday we introduce the week’s idea. Every Tuesday we study it in the Bible. Every Wednesday we see how that challenges and transforms our thinking on the topic. Thursdays we try to apply and live it out. Friday is a day for prayer and reflection before we take a rest on Saturday, and Sundays we meet together with others in community.

Our series right now is called “We Are”. It follows on two other series – “God Is…” and “Jesus Is…”. Our attention now turns to us, human beings, and what knowing God and following Jesus actually means for our lives.

This week we’re talking about how Jesus’ death and resurrection makes us messengers.

I help a lot of really smart, technical people communicate difficult concepts to others, particularly business executives.

These are people who are highly intelligent, and they create beautiful technological solutions to difficult problems. But that’s not enough. Those concepts have to be communicated before they can be permitted, funded and staffed. As one global survey of Chief Information Officers stated, “The ability to communicate a technology vision in a manner that nontechnology professionals can understand and base decisions upon allows CIOs to move more quickly, take more risks, and invest more heavily in technology.”

Nothing happens without good communication!

This was equally important to the good news about Jesus. It wasn’t enough for Jesus’ followers to just experience the resurrection, they had to share it!

They couldn’t just receive the message, they had to become messengers. We’ll read a story this week about some of those messengers, and how boldly they took on this new and surprising role.

Question: What messages have you been tasked to deliver? What made them important and wroth communicating?