How do YOU finish that sentence? Is it, “Jesus is the best news!’ or “Jesus is the best news. I’m just not confident in telling people”?
Sharing your faith publicly is challenging, and the recent marriage debate hasn’t made it easier. Maybe you’re thinking “I might just keep my head down for a while”. The JESUS IS___ week is all about lifting our heads above the trenches — to get people talking and tongues wagging about Jesus.
Wearing a ‘JESUS IS____’ t-shirt or badge is a way to get the conversation going. When asked, you can simply reply “We’d like to know what others think about Jesus…so how do you finish that sentence?” Even if no-one should ask you, at least they will see this question everywhere. I started wearing my badge this week. The other way to get people thinking about Jesus is to invite them to one of the events during mission week. There is something for everyone from High Tea for seniors, Dessert Night for women, youth event in Wollongong, and of course the Colin concerts.
When it comes to inviting families to the Colin concert, you may feel you don’t know a family well enough. Here’s a daring idea of faith—why not buy 2-5 tickets and let Josh find a good home for them. Our Scripture teachers might be able to award them as prizes. Let’s be creative, generous and gospel minded.
Did you realise Colin is doing an adult concert for us as well? Colin has won 9 Golden Guitars, an APRA Award and nominated for four ARIAs. He is also a regular Guest on Richard Glover’s Thank God it’s Friday on ABC 702. He has written for Lee Kernagan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand, John Williamson, Sara Storer, Anne Kirkpatrick. Put simply, he is the songwriter behind the songwriters. He is a fantastic entertainer and his concerts are always great evenings. Why not buy a couple of tickets and make it a night out with some neighbours and friends.
Ladies, aren’t you thinking its about time we all got together over some cake? You’re in luck! That just happens to be on the menu. ‘Dessert Night’ will be a delicious excuse to bring a friend to hear Karen from Moore College speak on ‘Jesus is for Women’.
For the retired and seniors, High Tea with our former Archbishoop Peter Jensen will be a special event. Peter is wise, witty and a great speaker. If you live in a village style community, belong to an interest group, or just have a gang of friends, come as a group.
All this term we have been creating a different conversation space on Sundays about Jesus—how his life and teaching have changed the world. Now we are asking ‘who do you say Jesus is?’. WIll you allow him to change your life?
Meanwhile, Big Day In is this Sat. I hope you will make the choice to be there.
Faith, Hope & Love,