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• IT’S COMMON GROUND! J. SERIES | Bread of Life: Pt. 4 John 7.25-52 . We define a gospel as a historical record of: 1. What Jesus said. 2. What Jesus did. 3. How people responded to Him. . As we skate through John’s gospel, we are doing just that. We are hovering over various moments in Jesus’ life and ministry. We witness Him turn water into wine, heal an official’s son, heal a lame man, feed thousands with a handful of food. Likewise we eavesdrop on various conversations—private and public conversations with Jewish authorities and Samaritan outcasts—where Jesus states who He is and what He is doing. The case is building that this religious celebrity is (indeed) The Messiah. . But not everyone is convinced. . In chapter seven, we get a very real sense of how the people are responding to Jesus. The religious officials are divided. The crowds are divided. Some enthusiastically believe this The King who will usher in a new kingdom. Others violently want to see Him put to an end. . We are more than observers here. We are actually part of the story. We are part of the crowd. As we receive John’s account we dually stand as a witness to Jesus’ words and actions. We must decide if we believe that Jesus is—who He says He is—the Son of God. . SET LIST: Ever Be 10,000 Reasons Here’s My Heart . SUPPER: Taco Bell on Dawson Road . I love your hearts! Bryan
THIS WEEK AT COMMON GROUND!
Proud of this guy right here! So is Owen. Congratulations, @_brynnstagram ! We love you, brother!
THIS MORNING! GUYS V GIRLS!
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. IT’S COMMON GROUND! J. SERIES | Bread of Life: Pt. 3 John 7.1-24 . It is really an interesting phenomenon. . Celebrity. . It is astounding how quickly we gather around someone inspiring—an athlete, actor, musician or politician. Especially in our digital age, someone can surge from complete anonymity to international stardom in a matter of hours. But fandom is more than awareness; there is a perception of connection and understanding that settles in. There are expectations—even hopes and dreams—that are projected upon that celebrity by those that follow him. . Unfortunately, people are fickle. The celebrity can be criticized just as quickly as he is exalted. He can find himself abandoned as quickly as he is followed. The crowds can disperse as quickly as they rally together under his pedestal. . As we walk through John’s account, we see this phenomenon play out in real time. Jesus is followed. Celebrated and revered. But NOT by all and NOT for all the right reasons. Controversy is stirring. Division is setting in. Conflicting opinions stir about this celebrity Messiah—who He is and what He should do. . SET LIST: Alive O Come to the Altar All the Poor & Powerless . SUPPER: Zaxby’s . I love your hearts! Bryan
SENIOR EXIT TRIP! SUN MAY 20 WITH WILL SEWELL! GET THE INFO AT: https://www.gbyouth.org/events/seniorexit