The Four Gospels
This Sunday we will begin this Bible study of the Gospel of John and see where it takes us. This Sunday we will explore the four gospels to see which Jesus is the one we are seeking to follow. Each of the gospel writers utilized a platform from which their ideas of Jesus spring.
The title of the sermon on Sunday is, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up.” There are so many ideas, so many disagreements, so many arguments, but John makes some points the others seem to miss. So let’s explore some of those. No suggested reading this week, but I will ask you to make four or five statements about what you believe about Jesus. It can simply be words, phrases, or even scriptures you utilize as your definition.
Then, over the next few weeks we will examine a wedding in a neighboring community on World Communion Sunday, and what it seeks to say about Jesus. Then we will explore the time of turning tables as an act of justice in a world surrounded by injustice when Pastor Laura preaches. Then we will address what it means to be “born again,” or “born from above” and specifically examine John 3:16. Then, as we continue we will explore the whole idea of what it means to decrease and be used as we allow God to increase in our hearts, minds and actions (Paul Benz as our guest preacher for that Sunday). Our Sundays are going to be fun and upbeat, all while helping us learn about these stories of “Good News,” and Jesus as the light of the world who is, even today, wanting to fill our hearts and direct our lives.