This week, we embark upon a new series, Begin Again, and Jake teaches from the story lovingly painted on hundreds of church nursery walls but somehow regularly passed over by grown-ups: Noah’s Ark. Everyone knows the story of how the world ended, but less well know is what came after – how Noah started again.
In light of George Floyd’s death and the nationwide protests it has ignited, Scott Hetherington pivots this Sunday to address the topic on everyone’s minds. He speaks from personal experience as a man with Black mentors and a servant on a diversity and equity committee, and leads us in a difficult conversation about the Bible, the Church, racism, and each one of us.
This is the story of the most famous verse of the Bible, John 3:16. It’s the story of that verse in its proper context, a nighttime conversation with a certain Pharisee, who had some questions about the kind of Beginning Again Jesus had been talking about. Jake takes 5 truths from Jesus’ answers … and one simple question.