Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have changed the way we watch TV. Now we can ‘binge’ all the episodes of our favorite shows in just a few days or over a weekend. We love to know what happens next… we naturally want more of the story. Some shows are so captivating that we set them apart as “bingeworthy.” They are stories that instantly capture our attention and keep it until the storytelling is done.
The Life of Jesus is truly Bingeworthy. As a church, we are setting aside several weeks to watch every episode of His extraordinary life and listen for what it would speak over our lives today.
At the beginning of Holy Week, one of the things that Jesus assured His followers was that His life and mission would appear to fail but what was apparent wasn’t the authoritative version of what was taking place: “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many kernals – a plentiful harvest of new lives.” (John 12:24). Jesus was casting a vision and purpose of His own sacrifice that would be an important example before the disciples of persevering through their own downturns. The student is not greater than his teacher, all disciples of Jesus will have dips to go through and learning to persevere is one of the greatest assets we can acquire.
Welcome to Season 4 - "See it Through."