Welcome to The Pastors’ Pen… An update for life at Southern Cross.
In a few days we’ll have our Food for Thought Sunday!
How did your Food for Thought go? Our Gospel Community shared a counter meal together at a local club. But more important than the meal, have you been able to pray that our family and friends who don’t know Jesus might be able to see that Jesus is not bad for you (as our culture seems to be advocating). Rather, He is great for you! Offering you salvation, identity, contentment and deep satisfaction.
But don’t be too worried if your friend or neighbour can’t come, Jesus can sort something out! What about inviting them to read John’s gospel with you through Word One to One? Watch this video to stimulate your thinking and praying!
Sadly, Phil has been unwell in Sydney, but is still eager to join us. If his health does not improve, we will aim to pre-record the Bible talk and postpone the Equip night until Term 4.
Remember we are heading to John 14 on Sunday. Our family read it around the breakfast table this week. You might like to pre-read it too, so you are better prepared to answer questions of friends and family that may come up.
Listen to this potent and intriguing little conversation from John 14:
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.