Have you ever wondered what it was like to meet Jesus? I’ve wondered about this often throughout my life. I’ve wondered what he looked like. I imagine he doesn’t look like many of the images we have seen in our Bibles or Bible class material. I wonder what his voice sounded like. Did he have a deep, bass voice or was his voice softer in tone? I wonder what his favorite color was to wear. What was his favorite food? What was his favorite joke? (Were they as corny as my dad’s?) What games did he like to play? How did he spend his free time?
What was it like to meet Jesus?
Beginning next Sunday, November 1st , we are going to explore several encounters that Jesus had in his life. These encounters won’t answer the questions above, but they will reveal to us what concerned Jesus. They will explore life-changing conversations that he had with the most unlikely of participants. They will explore miracles he performed and what we can learn from them. These encounters will reveal his mission and how that mission gave purpose to those who he encountered and gives us purpose today. If we allow them, these life-changing encounters will change our lives as well.
We have numerous encounters every day. We encounter our family as we wake up and begin our day. We encounter co-workers and fellow students throughout our day. We encounter friends and neighbors whose company we enjoy. We also encounter people who may make our life difficult at times and whose company we try to avoid. We encounter strangers at the store who we see once and never see again. We encounter those who have a continual impact in our life and help shape us and change us.
We have encounters every day.
Don’t miss your encounter with Jesus. He wants you to encounter him and for his love and grace to transform your life. As we explore these encounters from scripture, my prayer is that the Jesus you encounter will help you see more clearly the purpose for which you were created.
Come encounter Jesus as we begin the “Encounters” series on Sunday, November 1st . Bring a friend and let them encounter Jesus as well!