- Who we are
- What we do
God has made us with individual tastes and preferences.
We have different styles and colours of clothing and hair.
We enjoy different music, movies and sports.
Often the things we like are the same as others who are the same age or stage as us.
That’s why some churches choose to make each of their services different in style.
Some are more traditional, and others are more contemporary.
But that often means that the oldies and the youngies often don’t sit together at church on Sundays.
At Oak Flats Anglican we want all ages together at all our Sunday services.
So from this week, we’re going to experiment with making both our services identical.
We also plan to launch a 9am kids’ program in the coming weeks that is the same as our 5pm one.
This means that church may not perfectly match our personal preferences.
But it will mean that we’ll have all ages together at every Sunday service.
And we think that’s something that’s pretty special.
Students in my High School Scripture class often ask me whether or not Jesus really existed.
They want proof that Jesus from Nazareth was a real figure of history and not just a figure of our imaginations.
The truth is that nearly every proper historian agrees that Jesus was a real person who is a part of world history.
What’s more, the actual words of the New Testament stand up to the tests of history, too.
Which means that we’ve all got to take the words of Jesus seriously and listen to what he says.
And as the author C. S. Lewis famously noted, we will then be forced to choose whether Jesus was a lunatic, a liar or Lord.
This Sunday, we’ll be hearing how Jesus said he was Lord… and why he’s not a liar or a lunatic.
Jesus is Lord… and it’s great news for us who believe it and trust in him.