This week, we continue in the Gospel of John, as Jesus gives us a long discourse about his nature as God's Son. We hear his words through the lens of 2000 years of church history and rich theological explanations, so we may miss the shock of what Jesus proposes. But still, for our modern age of consuming and fulfilling our individual dream and desires, there still remains a "hard saying" for us. Jesus says if you do not abide in Him, feast on Him, trust Him for life, then "you have no life in you." Everything is else is, as Ecclesiastes puts it, "meaningless, a chasing after the wind." We so often want "Jesus AND..." And money. And family. And a fulfilling career. But the point is very clear. Those things are like "the bread the fathers ate, and died." Only one kind of sustenance gives life eternal - the life of Jesus.
We will sing a brand new song (to us, though you may have heard it before!) this week. Hillsong Worship has blessed the church with an inspiring rendition of the Apostle's Creed. Listen to a simple version here:
I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday!