Welcome to this open episode of my private podcast, The Secret Garden.
This morning, I preached at Platte Woods United Methodist Church in Kansas City. They’ve been doing a sermon and education series on Freeing Jesus - and they asked me to come and finish up their study of the book. (They did a wonderful job with turning the book into a series. I’m grateful!)
The sermon is called Jesus is the Way. It is based on a very familiar and often abused text from John’s Gospel: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In my reflections, I turn the standard reading on its head. If you’ve struggled with this verse, you won’t want to miss it! (Also, I recorded this on my phone and posted while sitting in the Kansas City airport! Please excuse any issues of quality in advance.)
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The ending benediction:
It is a blessing to give up our need to control that comes from fear - and instead travel a path more deeply into love, to do the work of mercy and justice.
Jesus said to his friends, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
The Way is Love.
The Truth is Love.
Life is Love.
Walk in love. Follow the way of love. Always.
That’s my prayer for you this Sunday.
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