- Who we are
- What we do
Lots of people have ideas about who Jesus is.
But in May and June we’re going to hear directly from Jesus.
In the fourth biography of Jesus’ life in the Bible called ‘John’, Jesus tells us about himself using the words “I am.”
He talks about himself by comparing himself to things like a gate, a light, and even bread.
But as we go deeper into his words, we see things about him that might even surprise us.
So, we’re going to study what Jesus said about himself in those eight sections of the Bible.
Whether you’re just checking out Jesus or if you’ve been following him for decades, you’ll be sure to grow as you hear these talks.
Here’s the list of talk topics, the dates, and the bits of the Bible that they come from.
|4th May 2014||Jesus is the bread of life||John chapter 6 verses 35 to 59|
|11th May 2014||Jesus is the light of the world||John chapter 8 verses 12 to 20|
|18th May 2014||Jesus is the Lord||John chapter 8 verses 31 to 59|
|25th May 2014||Jesus is the gate||John chapter 10 verses 1 to 10|
|1st June 2014||Jesus is the good shepherd||John chapter 10 verses 11 to 21|
|8th June 2014||Jesus is the resurrection and the life||John chapter 11 verses 17 to 44|
|15th June 2014||Jesus is the way, the truth and the life||John chapter 14 verses 1 to 14|
|22nd June 2014||Jesus is the true vine||John chapter 15 verses 1 to 17|
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Come along… you won’t be disappointed!
When we’re not fighting to survive, we usually spend our time trying to get satisfied.
People try and get satisfied by making money, or seeking sex, or running after the ultimate ‘good time’.
Yet even with all the money, sex, and pleasure, we won’t be truly satisfied unless we fill ourselves with Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life: whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John chapter six verse 35).
This means that he is able to fill us up in a way that no one and nothing else can.
Seeking satisfaction in other places will only end up failing.
If you want true satisfaction then come to Jesus and believe in him.
Jesus will fill you up with all the satisfaction you could ever want.
You might think that you’re too old or too set in your ways to change.
But that’s not the way that God sees things.
Many people had their lives transformed by Jesus when they met him, and this still happens today.
If you say sorry to Jesus for living your own life, and ask him to change you to be like him, then he will do it.
No matter how old or set in your ways, God will change you if you ask.
He promises that his Holy Spirit will transform each of us as we look to God.
As it says in the Bible, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Is this the week to ask God to rule you and to change you?
Join us on Sunday at 9am or 5pm and hear Adam Hotson teach us from the Bible about how Jesus brings real change.
When a hero dies in a story, it’s usually bad news.
Except when the hero comes back to life.
That’s what makes Easter such a good story.
When Jesus rose from the dead, he showed that he was the boss of death.
Jesus won, and death lost.
So, when we trust in Jesus, then his victory over death has become ours.
Every other attempt to solve the problem of death has failed.
But the empty tomb of Easter Sunday shows that Jesus fixed death once and for all.
Because of the empty tomb, Jesus brings us real hope.
Every other religion or philosophy is just positive thinking.
Only Jesus brings us real hope, so don’t waste your life chasing false hope.
Make sure that this Easter Sunday you’ve trusted in the hero who brings us real hope.
It’s odd to think that we would choose to call the day of the death of our king a ‘good friday’.
After all, it was our fault that he needed to die at all.
It all happened because the first humans chose to rebel against God’s leadership of their life.
And because they rebelled against God, we all inherited the curse that came from their actions.
But the first ‘Good Friday’ fixed all that, because Jesus took God’s anger upon himself.
That means that God has forgiven everyone who trusts in Jesus, even though they don’t deserve it.
And so even though Good Friday was a horrible day of execution, it is a wonderful day of forgiveness.
So if you’re a friend of Jesus, Good Friday is the best day of all.
Let’s celebrate God’s amazing love on Good Friday!