This sermon series “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time” is based on Marcus Borg’s pivotal book of the same name. The series explores our feelings about wanting a contemporary faith while simultaneously inviting a rigorous examination of historical findings about Jesus can lead to a new faith in Christ. Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life—one not rooted in creed or dogma, but in a life of spiritual challenge, compassion, and community.
Sermon Theme: “Power Lunch”
Scripture: John 6:1-21
Overview: Jesus’ extraordinary love for a large crowd of people—maybe 20,000 strong—led him to take a poor boy’s food offering and make it into the most powerful lunch in history. This incredible sign revealed who Jesus was and raised their expectations of what God can do for them, and for the world.
Human Need: To feel that little things we have to offer are worth something.
Community Challenge: Can God take a generous spirit and perform miracles?