John 20: 30-31 “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
I’m sure in the next few years we will begin to hear about some song of MIchael Jackson’s that never made it onto an album and was never recorded for the public. People will go crazy wondering why it never was released, some record company will claim the rights and it will be inserted into a collector’s set of songs from MJ and people will buy it.
Can you imagine if someone found a lost scroll that recorded works of Jesus (not the made up garbage from gnostics) but real stories of Jesus and His miracles, I don’t think we will find anything that we could consider valid or it would have been part of God’s word, but to think that Jesus did more than what was written by the gospel accounts. Even greater is that in John’s gospel what he does record and share is meant to do things for the life of a disciple.
1) Cause belief in Jesus as the Son of God
2) Because of that belief we have life in Jesus’ name.
This month at the River we will explore the Signs of the Son of God in the book of John. Today in our Worship Gathering it was the Water to Wine in Cana. I will write and share more about that this week. Check out the podcast at http://www.theriver47.com if you would like to hear the sermon from this morning (it will be up by Wednesday).
The River Community Church’s Sunday morning gathering today was awesome! Jeromy (our worship pastor) did a great job with the band in leading us to sing songs of praise to God, Leigh Lynch did an amazing job of preparing hearts for communion. Even the sermon was pretty decent (I did it so I have to hold back from saying how truly fabulous it was…HA) Following the worship today we had our monthly potluck which we call FESTIVUS! I love fellowship and breaking bread with Family! Looking for a place to learn? Seek God? Grow? Check us out sometime!