There are lots of ways to answer that question. It's one of the big questions that we will be looking at when we host Alpha later in September. This Sunday, we consider the question in light of 2 Corinthians 5: 11-21. There we discover that God's plan was to reconcile the world to himself, and then turn it over to us to be reconciled with one another. Big questions -- big answers. Sunday, 10 a.m.
50 years ago, over 450,000 people gathered for Woodstock, a music festival. For three days they thought they had found peace and love. Fifty years later, the search continues. People are looking for peace and love, they are looking for meaning and purpose. This Sunday, we consider the question, "Is there more to life than this?" It's one of the questions addressed by Alpha, which we will be hosting on Sunday evenings, beginning Sept 29. This Sunday, we turn to John 14: 1-4 for to answer this big question. Sunday, Aug 25, 10 a.m.
Thirsty. It means empty, it means searching, it means troubled, it means misunderstood. Many try to dull the pain through substance abuse, including the abuse of alcohol. Jesus can save us from whatever it is that has control over us. But he doesn't just save us; he also equips us for new and exciting things. This Sunday, Aug 18, we turn once more to John 7 (verses 37-52) where we meet a misunderstood Messiah who knows what it means to hurt. And then he does something about it.
Where are you from? Who are you? Those are questions that follow us around. We struggle with our identity and our worth. Those dealing with eating disorders wrestle with these questions all the time. People thought that Jesus came from the "wrong side of the tracks." He set the record straight, about where he came from, and then he told them where he was going. He was going to the One who sent him. Jesus understands our doubts and our questions and our struggles. And he can bring us to a better place.
This is our third message in the series, "So Misunderstood." Join us, Sunday, August 4, 10 a.m.