Drinking Blood/Eating Flesh
It is no wonder the early Christians had to deal with rumors of cannibalism. John’s Gospel is full of conundrums and mystery. It is hard to unlock its secrets. Today we hear that Jesus told the Jews “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life. Today we hear “Lord’s Supper.” But imagine hearing this for the first time!
Plumbing the mysteries of the Gospel of John sometimes means having others help! That is what our Thursday Noon Bible study is for. As we wrestle with God and seek deeper understanding, we also gather for fellowship, prayer, and food. God’s Word + Food = Joy in my book!
Thursday Noon Bible study begins again this Thursday, February 4. I hope you will consider joining us. We will be studying the Gospel of John, a gospel of light and life and one of the most deeply spiritual books of the Bible. As Lent approaches, we will engage in a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal. The study includes DVD encounters with well-known writer, author, and pastor Adam Hamilton. Bring a sack lunch and an open spirit. http://www.fpcokc.org – Room 122. Taught by me…Pastor Matt.
This study will take us all the way through Lent, with the final class on Maundy Thursday, March 24.
Here is an intro video for those unfamiliar with Adam: https://youtu.be/6IqKkIW4Wc8