The Spoken Word
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We come to the end of the Gospel of John in this message.
The book comes to an end - but the call of Jesus continues.
Jesus asks a key question: Do you love me?
Peter asks a question too: What about him?
And there is a clear message for all of us: You must follow me.
Some of Jesus' disciples had been fishing all night long and had caught nothing.
Jesus spoke to them early in the morning.
What did he tell them to do?
How would you have responded if you had been in their situation?
Why did God the Father send his Son Jesus into the world?
Why did Jesus come into the world?
Why did John write the Gospel of John?
How did Thomas react, when he had been proved wrong?
How do we react?
What can we learn from Thomas?
What can we learn about devotion?
Jesus' disciples were in lock-down.
What were they thinking?
How were they feeling?
Why were they afraid?
How did Jesus minister to them during lock-down?
What does Jesus offer to us during lock-down?
Are we teaching the next generation?
Are we training them?
What is the difference?
Why does it matter?
Everything changes, when God calls our name.
Throughout history, God has been calling people by name and sending them out on a mission.
Is God calling us by name?
How will we respond?
We all know that rubbish and junk clog up our homes.
What about the rubbish and junk that clog up our hearts and minds?
And during this period of lock-down: what about something new to wear:
What about a new identity?
What is the easiest thing, that we are called to do, as believers in Jesus?
What is the hardest thing, that we are called to do, as believers in Jesus?
Sounds play an important part in the way we interact with the world around us.
Sounds are an integral part of the Easter narrative too.
Let's look at these sounds together.
In a spelling test, a cross means that something is wrong.
On a birthday card, a little cross denotes a kiss – a way of saying that someone loves someone else.
When you go to vote – a cross means that someone has chosen someone else.
When we are doing sums – a cross means that something is about to be added or multiplied.
But what does the cross of Jesus mean?
This is a special message for all the family as we celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem.
We are all called to worship God - as his children.
What do we do, when all the places of worship are closed?
Many people in our world, worship sport, music, food & drink and luxury.
How are they coping at the moment - whilst their places of worship are closed?
And what about us?
How can we worship the Living God - whilst being unable to meet, face to face?
Every generation of believers has faced unprecedented times.
We learn from some famous names in the Bible - including Nicodemus.
Let's invite God to be Lord of our lives:
Lord of our thinking, Lord of our speaking and Lord of everything we do - at such a time as this.
What was Jesus doing as a child and as a teenager?
What can we learn from him?
This All Age presentation is for children of every age:
Whether you are under 10 or over 80
How are we to interpret the changes that are taking place around us?
How should we respond?
Isolation is a very relevant word at the moment.
We are all keeping our distance in view of Coronavirus.
Many people are in isolation today.
And Jesus was isolated too: because he loves us.