Here’s a little behind-the-scenes that would never have turned into a sermon:
Ever since learning that in John, Jesus asks people questions to see if they are ready to better know him, all I can think of for a second is how during our midweek lectionary bible study, I’ll ask people what they know about a book of the bible we’re starting to read from. I can see them get anxious but what I want is to see if they know anything about the book.
It’s dangerously egotistical to think of yourself as the Jesus in a Bible story, so here’s a sermon where I’m definitely not:
I worked largely with John 6.1-21 with a touch of Ephesians 3.14-21.