“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind”
John the apostle
The apostle John was with Jesus when he lived, died and after he rose again. He wrote John’s Gospel, a biography of Jesus, in the Bible. We’re delighted to share this extraordinary story with you at our Sunday services and midweek home groups from this September.
We want to equip each of us to read John’s Gospel over coffee with a friend using a fantastic new resource from the City of London: The Word One-to-One. Available from the Mustard Seed Bookshop, Marlborough.
There’s a bigger problem to solve. A problem that’s bigger than money and bigger than family. A problem no hero either. Only the Messiah can solve our deepest problem. But who is he?
The Bible starts with God – his identity and how he’s revealed himself to us. Start there and there’ll be dramatic implications first for our identity and for our relationships – first with him – and then with others.
Over the past weeks and months our TV screens have been filled with images of people wanting to make a new life for themselves – people wanting to live in a new land. First there were the issues at Calais, some of you might have seen that first hand on your summer holidays. Thousands of people wanting to live in the United Kingdom. But I guess even that paled as we began to be shocked by the other TV images: Boats sinking in the Mediterranean; Crowds walking down motorways across Europe. How to live in Europe, the crowds were asking. Important and serious as that question is, the question in our Bible reading this afternoon is even more important. How to live, not just in Europe; How to live, not just in the United Kingdom; But how to live in God’s kingdom?