Jesus - True Discipleship
Over the last few years at St Kea we have been looking at John’s gospel, coming close to the real Jesus of history.
John reveals what he hopes his gospel will work both in us and in all who read his account.
“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:30-31
His gospel helps us see the identity of the real Jesus, to know how we can have life in all its fulness and to know the implications fo believing in this Jesus.
The part of John’s Gospel we are now coming to has its focus squarely on what it looks like to believe in Jesus. In very practical ways this series will outlines the implications for genuine faith.
As well as looking at the gospel of John, this spring we will be looking at the vision of John. In this vision John is led by the spirit to see the things of God and the future, recording his vision in the book of Revelation.
The book of revelation generates more anxiety amongst Christians than any other book in the Bible. Yet the opening words of this book are, “Blessed are they who read aloud the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein.”
This series in revelation sets out to show how this book can be understood. We will see some of the things that the church should expect while it waits for Jesus’ return.
The high point of this series will take us to the throne room of God and give us a renewed vision of the sovereign God who rules over history.
As the series continues, so the promised blessing of revelation will become available to each of us.
(Our term also includes an annual focus on stewardship and a focus on Global Mission.)