Happy New Year! May your life in 2014 be filled up, shaken, pressed down and overflowing with God’s blessings; that’s a whole lot of blessings. Ok, with that said, we might as well get started for, “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man,” Proverbs 6:10.
So why study John as our next book? Three quick reasons: First, we have not studied a gospel book for two years and therefore it is time to return to one. Second, the book of John will give us a distinctive insight into the nature and person of Jesus Christ that is separate from the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Third, John’s overall theme in writing his book was to believe his testimony and have life; believe and live. This then is a powerful story of how a person can live a life overflowing with God’s blessings.
Let’s get going, it is not necessarily a bumpy ride, but it will be challenging and empowering for you personally and our church.
Grab the reins and let’s go; Giddy-up!