TSB Community Contributor
Dr. Craig Chambers, M.D, examines the medical and forensic details of Jesus’ Crucifixion at Stepping Stones Church on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 9:15 a.m. He will examine the history of crucifixion and its physical torture, along with the medical implications of the scriptural account of Christ’s suffering.
Dr. Chambers has practiced medicine in McKinney and Allen for over 12 years and is a member of Ortho Texas. He has long been interested in the scientific and medical aspects of Christ’s crucifixion and how a greater understanding of it can deepen one’s faith.
“Even as a pastor who has studied the scriptures extensively, I gained a whole new appreciation for the physical suffering Jesus faced leading up to and as he died on the cross from Dr. Chambers,” says Stepping Stones’ pastor Jeff Nyberg, Ph.D. “Dr. Chambers’ approach from the perspective of how a physician would assess the suffering of Jesus adds a whole new depth to our understanding of the Easter story, a life-changing story I will further reflect on with my sermon, The Resurrection of Christ – a New Day during the 10:30 AM worship service.”
Special activities will occupy the children during Dr. Chambers’ presentation at 9:15 a.m.. “Our goal every Sunday is for our children to experience the Bible not just hear it,” reports Angela Nyberg, Stepping Stones Children’s Coordinator. “We are especially excited about our Butterfly Pavilion for Easter Sunday. Children will reflect on the new life we have because of Easter as butterflies land on their fingers dipped in sugar water.” Parents will appreciate the photos taken by an accomplished photographer. Parents and children alike can experience the Butterfly Pavilion after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
“Our desire this Easter season is to provide a look at the story behind Easter,” says Pastor Nyberg. Also on Palm Sunday, March 24th at 9:15 a.m., the church examines in greater detail the events surrounding Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Children will have the opportunity to ride a donkey as parents sample Jewish breads and other foods Jesus probably ate.
Pastor Nyberg, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Arlington, started Stepping Stones Church two years ago. Stepping Stones is located in a renovated warehouse space at 1918 University Business Drive, Suite 504 (between Northstar Gymnastics and Wal-Mart near the Hwy 380/Custer Rd intersection in west McKinney).
The church is quickly outgrowing its temporary meeting place and has plans to move to a larger location sometime this summer. For more information call the church office at 972.548.1300 or visit www.steppingstoneschurch.org.