At the Rock we are currently talking about how we talk about Jesus. We've been exploring the idea that when Jesus speaks about himself he does it in ways that are really closely aligned to the context he finds himself in. He changes the metaphors and ideas he uses to talk about who he is. He frames the conversation in the places, events, and stories of the people who surround him.
We've been exploring how Jesus talks about himself, the way the New Testament writers talk about Him and how we might start to think about metaphors which make sense in our modern contexts and which reveal the glory of Jesus.
What we're going to do with this first blog series is to invite different people in the congregation to talk about who Jesus is to them. I'm sure we'll see some different aspects of Jesus revealed as different people reflect on Him. I'm also sure we'll see some common threads which run through these blog posts.
For those of you interested in what we've been exploring on our sundays together you can check out some of the sermons here. Also here are some of the descriptions of Jesus we have looked at and will be looking at........He is....
The Good News...The Fruitful Vine...The Historical Man...The Discordant Note...The Way to the Thereafter...The Revolutionary’s Heartbeat...The Muse of Artists...The Writer in the Sand...The Energiser...The Light of the World...The Waited for Christ...The Mysterious Baby...The Up Close and Personal...The Man on the Cross ...The Paradise Promiser...Saul’s transformation...The Captain of our Souls...The Prince of Peace....The Thirst Quenching Water...The Temple Destroyer...John’s Absolute Truth...The Victorious King...The Healer...Mary Magdelene’s Redemption...The Image of the Invisible God...The Death Eater...Martha’s Celebration...The Philosophical Problem...The Open Arms...The Eco Warrior...My Beloved and I am His... The Liberator...The New Covenant...The Creation Catalyst...The Completion Declarer...The bread of life...The Sent Sender....and we could carry on and on and on because we are recognising that Jesus is bigger than we can hope to imagine. He is multifaceted. He is gloriously full of life. He is amazing.
This blog post was brought to you by....Oli Higham
Oli Higham is part of the leadership team at the Rock Community Church. He finds it hard to sum himself up in a few sentences. However he loves Jesus and is also rather fond of his family, films, coffee, rugby, Arsenal FC, poetry, spray paint, beards, cooking and laughing.