Sermon Series: 3rd October to 5th December, 2021
Jesus met thousands of people.
He connected with some of them by a touch, a look or listening quietly. Of the hundreds of conversations over the three years of his ministry, we have about 40 recorded in the gospels. Some conversations are long, some little more than a sentence. Yet each gives a unique insight into the wisdom and heart of Jesus.
READ MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES BELOW THE TABLE
|Oct 3||Luke 7:36-50||The Sex Worker WATCH >>||Stephen Baxter|
|Oct 10||John 3:1-21||The Inquisitive Minister of Religion WATCH >>||Stephen Baxter|
|Oct 17||Matthew 15:21-28|| The ‘dog’ of Canaan WATCH from 10:15am >>>|
11:15am Zoom Chat >>>
|Oct 24||Matthew 8:5-13||The Italian Army Officer||Stephen Baxter|
|Oct 31||John 18:28-40||The Roman Governor||Stephen Baxter|
|Nov 7||Mark 10:17-27||The Wealthy Businessman||Liam Conway|
|Nov 14||Mark 5:21-34||The Desperate Woman||Michael Henderson|
|Nov 21||Luke 19:1-10||The Despised Tax Collecter||Joel Ortiz|
|Nov 28||Luke 7:1-10||The Italian Army Officer||Stephen Baxter|
|Dec 5||John 2:1-10||Mum||Liam Conway|
No two conversations are the same.
Jesus connected deeply with each person, sometimes before a word was spoken. His was no sales-pitch approach, carefully woven into every situation. No, Jesus met each person where they were at. One needed ‘living water’, another to be ‘born again’, another to ‘sell their possessions’ and so on. Each person received a word from Jesus according to their specific needs, questions and circumstance, and within the context of the existing frames of reference. He seldom pressed for a neat resolution or decision, preferring to sow seeds in hearts and minds allowing the thoughts to simmer and bear fruit in their own time.
In this series we will explore some of the unique conversations of Jesus.
Our aim is to let them speaks to us and so encounter Jesus in unique and fresh ways. From the vast variety of encounters found in the gospels, we can assume that no matter who we are, or how unable or undeserving we might feel, Jesus is willing, ready and wanting to have a conversation with us. We need to do nothing more than be who we are, and join in the conversation.
The outcome we are hoping for from this series is seeds sown in our hearts that will bear fruit in their own time.