From now until the end of the year sermons will be developed around our 101 Booklet for communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The idea is that a conversation would take place where there is an invitation to continue talking over coffee, tea, etc and work through the booklet at your own pace, in whatever order of topics makes the most sense. The questions below are to be considered "conversation starters," and lead into the simple statement of how SUMC understands and communicates what we believe about the given topic.
This Series topic is "Jesus the Man." Yesterday we outlined what we'll be talking about, and started looking at Jesus as a person born into this world just like us.
This is how we understand Jesus:
Combined historical statements: We believe in one God, and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, and we believe in the Holy Spirit - and they are unified in every way; this means Jesus is more than a man for us, he is also God.
Our way of communicating this: Jesus is God and man combined in order to show us God is real, loves us, and has a different kind of life in mind for us.
Biblical Stories to discuss in this series to show who Jesus was as a "dude"
Prodigal Son and Restoring Peter
Teaching Disciples How to Pray
How or why might this matter for modern Christians?
If Jesus was a real person, it begs the question of not just the impact of his life, but of his true nature …
Stay tuned for more!
Some "weekly" musings from Pastor Dave as he sits on his porch and drinks coffee, thinking about theology and lifting heavy weights. For gymsharks, there is something called "Flex Fridays," where we vainly put up photos of ourselves flexing. So this blog is my attempt to flex my theological muscles through reflection ... get it?