Kay asked whether we should be a community of unity or of diversity?
From January we are starting a new series called Essential Jesus.
This is a follow on course from E100 which we followed January to May 2011, so four years ago. This time we’re challenging each other to read one hundred essential Bible readings about who Jesus is, from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. We will do it over twenty weeks and introduce the topic of the next five Bible readings on each Sunday. There is a book by the guy who wrote the E100 book, which was excellent. Our aim will be to know Jesus better, to be better equipped to live like him and make him better known in our own life places to the people we mix with.
1. Who is Jesus?
2. The Need for a Saviour
3. Previews of a Saviour
4. Psalms About a Saviour
5. Prophecies About a Saviour
6. More prophecies About a Saviour
7. The Birth of Jesus
8. The Beginning Ministry of Jesus
9. The Sermons of Jesus
10. The Parables of Jesus
11. More Parables of Jesus
12. The Miracles of Jesus
13. More Miracles of Jesus
14. The Prayers of Jesus
15. The Hard Sayings of Jesus
16. The Crucifixion of Jesus
17. The Resurrection of Jesus
18. The Early Church of Jesus
19. The Second Coming of Jesus
20. Who is Jesus…To You?
There is an accompanying book, Essential Jesus by Whitney T Kuniholm, published by Scripture Union. This is not necessary to enjoy and benefit from the course, but is nonetheless recommended.
Roy and Pat asked whether we want to see every Christian using all the natural reason, wisdom and skill that they can, or learn to operate in the supernatural gifts of the Spirit to minister to others in love and power as Jesus did?
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This Sunday we tried to put into words the great message, the Gospel we have to offer.
We decided upon:
- There is a God who loves us.
- We have all gone off-course; our way, not God’s.
- We couldn’t save ourselves, so God took the initiative in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
- We choose a better way, God’s way not ours, because we are forgiven.
Is there anything we’ve missed out? Do you think there is anything here, even something that is true, that is not an essential part of the message?
Today Kay asked whether we are to be faithful guardians of an unchanging message about Jesus, and the need for personal salvation and sanctification, or do we adapt ways of worship, teaching, being church and doing mission according to culture and context?
What do you think?