This week we continue our ‘Jesus Is___’ series as Jodie speaks to us on the topic, ‘Jesus is the Light’. Due to changes from the current Coronavirus crisis, our special guest Ben Pfahlert will not be joining us, but will come and speak to us in the coming months.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be meeting this weekend at church face-to-face, but will instead be meeting online at our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jamberooanglican and we’d love you to join us there. It will go live at the normal times of 5pm Saturday and 9am Sunday. Our church members are watching from their homes, and if you’d like to be with them, then let us know and we’ll connect you.
Each week in our services we have a question and answer segment which people ask by filling in response slips or sending an electronic message. Here are the questions that we’ll be hearing answers to this week:
1 If God will “never let us go”, then why do some Christians turn away from him?
2 Why does God let the devil tempt people to turn away from Christianity?
3 When people stop following Jesus, did they ever really know him?
4 Will the people who ate the first bread in the desert go to heaven or hell?
5 If there are no disabilities in heaven then why do we sing about Jesus’ heavenly scars?
6 How and why did Paul hand some people “over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme”?
7 Does God answer our prayers through the people we meet?
Please keep praying for our world at this time. We live in an uncertain moment, but we know we can have certainty in Christ.
Grace and peace,
In the next few weeks leading up to Easter, we’re wanting to hear from everyone in the village and valley of Jamberoo about who you think Jesus is.
He’s the most famous person in history, and most people have got some sort of opinion about him.
Some think Jesus was a great teacher who told people about how to live in a wise and caring way.
Some think Jesus was a miracle worker who was able to help the sick and feed the poor.
Some think Jesus was a religious leader who divided his people and was executed because of his controversial teachings.
Some think Jesus was God himself, who lived, died and rose from the dead to bring eternal life to his followers.
Some think Jesus is no longer relevant and whose teachings stop fundamentalists from progressing in modern views.
What about you? Who do you think Jesus is? What do you think about his words and his works?
Jesus was a controversial figure when he walked on earth 2000 years ago, and he remains just as divisive today.
But if you’ve formed an opinion about Jesus without reading anything in the Bible, then its likely you’ve misunderstood who he is and what he’s like.
Because many of us think that he is the most amazing person who ever lived… and who continues to live, today, in Heaven.
If you’ve not given him much thought, then as we lead up to Easter you should spend a moment reflecting on who Jesus Is___
Our church is holding special ‘Jesus Is___’ talks during our 5pm Saturday and 9am Sunday services… and it’s especially relevant and welcoming to people who haven’t come along for a long time or for ever.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join us this weekend, and bring along your opinions… we’re interested!
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