On Sunday 16th August, Karen is leading the service and the reading is quite confronting (John 6:51-59). It leads to some serious questions about who Jesus said He was and is, what life truly is and how we are then to live. In fact, the following passage (John 6:60-69 which we will look at on August 23rd) reveals the offense taken and the division amongst His followers after He said these things.
The 'sermon' will be more informal and hard questions will be asked. There will be an opportunity for congregational members to write down and submit some of their own 'hard questions'. Often these hard questions have hard answers, other times they are simply misunderstandings or lack of knowledge. Therefore we will take up these questions, give them some serious consideration and seek to provide some thoughts, possibly even answers, in the coming months. We will advertise when these "answer" services will be on.
But I repeat - never stop asking questions. As soon as we lose the desire to know, to learn, to grow, we begin to die. And Jesus has died and rose again so that we may have life, and life to the full (John 6:63).