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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This week we are kickstarting our ‘Jesus Is___‘ campaign, a six-week series on who Jesus is. I will be leading this week’s sermon ‘Jesus Is Satisfying‘ as we look at John chapter 6 verses 35 to 59.
Each week in our services we have a question and answer segment, and here are this week’s questions:
1 How can we retain our Bible knowledge so that we can use it when sharing the gospel?
2 What is the best way to tell people about Jesus: a sit-down meal or a plain-old conversation?
3 If God knew we were going to sin and turn against Him, why did He create us?
4 Can people be demon-possessed today, and if so, what does it look like?
5 Should we be fasting today as Christians, and if so, what for and when?
6 Is it OK that we seem to speak more about Jesus than ‘God’?
7 Does God love everybody equally?
Come along on Saturdays at 5pm for our family service where we have a kids program, followed by dinner and a youth group for years 6-12. Or why not come along on Sundays at 9am for a more classic Anglican style service, followed by morning tea and hot espresso.
Grace and peace,