One the major themes in the gospel of John is the feasts and holy days of Israel. The things Jesus says and does during these celebrations help us to get a clearer picture of who he is and how he is the ultimate fulfillment and embodiment of these sacred days. Our life in Jesus, therefore, is (in a sense) a perpetual Sabbath, Passover, Sukkot, and Hanukkah.
It’s never been easier to “share” things. We can call, tweet, text, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram the latest news, but are we committed to sharing the greatest news? Many of us share what we think about politics and pop culture, food and funny cat videos, but are we sharing with our family and friends what we think about Jesus?
Discipleship is not an individual journey, but a collective journey. Following Jesus means being committed to His people, through thick and thin. The church is not a social club, it’s a community of people who would give their lives for one another.
There is a lot of confusion about what the Bible actually teaches on the human existence. Are we a body with a soul? Are we a soul with a body? Is there a difference between the spirit and the soul? What part of us lives on after death? What part of us is most important? We will not only examine these questions, but also the practical implications this subject has on our daily walk with the Lord.