Knowing that something significant has happened isn’t the same as knowing the significance of that something.
In fact, the more significant the happening, the harder it is to fully understand its significance. Understanding significance takes time. Seeing context and connections and outcomes takes time. Knowing the significance of something is like looking at a painting. When you are close to it, all you see are brushstrokes and blobs of colour, but step back and the beauty, patterns, and the meaning comes into focus.
This week Grant continues his series in the Gospel of John. John’s Gospel was written last. John had the benefit of not only walking and talking with Jesus and truly knowing Him, but he also had the benefit of the inspired thoughts of the other gospel writers and time to look back and ponder.
In other words, John’s gospel has perspective. It is a gospel that focuses on, not only what Jesus did,and why He did it, but on who Jesus was. It is a gospel focused on significance. Join us on this journey of asking the very question John wants us to ask, the very question he seeks to answer: “Who is Jesus?”
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”
(2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV)
Every Wednesday we get together to pray and study God’s Word.
We begin with our study at 6:30 pm. This is a time of informal, relational study together. We have a lot of laughs and lots of serious discussions as we seek to understand and apply God’s Word to our lives.
Then at 8:00 pm a group of dedicated people lifts the ministries and concerns of the congregation and community to the Lord. If you have a concern you would like prayed for, or if you would like to be present to be prayed for, you can email Grant.
Would you like to meet some new friends and practice speaking English? Beginning Saturday September 16, 10:00 to 12:00 pm, we will be offering free ESL classes. If you are interested in attending a class please email [email protected]