Adult and Student / 2019
Prepare for a fully-charged experience. The gospel of Jesus Christ both connects with and confronts all people in all places and at all times with a life-changing and world-shaping magnetic power. We will explore how and why this happens and what it means for our own lives and witness.
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Christianity: a magnetic presence?
Far from being magnetic and appealing to society today, Christianity and the Christian church seem de-magnetised: an irrelevant, and even repellent presence. We’ll explore what to make of this in light of what the Bible tells us about our humanity in the image of its Creator and built for worship.
Human beings: the magnetic points
All God’s image bearers ask the same questions: what’s my place in the universe? Is there a plan? Am I really in control or being controlled? Can I be delivered from the mess of life? These are ‘magnetic points’ expressed in the hopes, fears and dreams of the cultural stories we tell ourselves. We can use these to point to Jesus, but first we need to see how left to ourselves they lead us to wrong and idolatrous answers that will inevitably destroy us. We’ll explore both questions and answers using contemporary examples.
Jesus Christ: the magnetic person
The gospel is good news because only Jesus Christ is able to give us true and satisfying answers to our ‘magnetic points’. In providing answers though, Jesus turns the tables by asking us questions that demand a response. In our third session, we’ll explore the gospel’s subversive and fulfilling power.
Christians: the magnetic people
As followers of Jesus Christ, the Christian church is to be a people to whom others are drawn as we point them to Him and are drawn into him, into his reality, into his likeness, into his Body. In this final session we’ll explore how we might do this so we’re fully magnetized to proclaim the reality of his magnetic kingdom.