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Ep 5: What does it mean to meet Jesus?

Ep 5: What does it mean to meet Jesus?

In this episode Pastors Lloyd and Ryan tackle the question: “What does it mean to meet Jesus?” It was a question raised in our previous episode. In exploring the question we touch on issues of “insider language” in the church (“Christianese”) and moving beyond our language and our rhetoric to have an authentic encounter with Jesus. Should we continue using the phrase “meet Jesus,” or is there perhaps a better one that captures what the scriptures teach? Listen and join the discussion!

Video Link: https://youtu.be/OoqqotQnAHA

Show notes:

Matthew 7:21-23: “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”

“The Jesus I Never Knew” by Philip Yancey

Pastor Lloyd’s sermon on submission titled “When God Speaks, How Do We Obey?”

“Amazing Grace” by Kathleen Norris

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One Response

  1. Jack Hallman says:

    Gentlemen,

    You pose an interesting question as it relates to language we use to share the gospel with others. You are of course, absolutely right when you say that the average “Joe” today does not relate in any way to a dated, and otherwise indiscernible vocabulary of “evanglelicalese”. Inviting someone to “accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior” will be met with a blank stare and something like, “Well, that may be your truth but it’s not my truth.” However, fact we face a language barrier, does not excuse us from a robust proclamation and defense of said gospel. It’s my opinion that the church must learn how to scale this language barrier much the same way a missionary does when they learn a “foreign” language.” This barrier is the inevitable result of post-modernism’s impact on the church. There are creative and powerful ways around this language barrier and the question now becomes is the church willing to take the time to learn them?

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