Pursuing God. How do you read this? It is a simple sentence and the meaning may seem obvious. But in fact it may be read in two very different ways. Some might see this as describing why and how we are to pursue God. And while this is a good and valuable course there is a better way to understand these words: it describes not our pursuit of God but rather his pursuit of us. And it is this perspective that fills the majority of pages in the Bible.
Over these weeks we will look at ways God pursues us in his Son, Jesus. We will journey through the Gospel of Luke looking at the Father’s chasing us down and what it means for life when we are found.
This series will consist of 24 sermons, from 3 December 2017 to 15 April 2018. cover 13 Sundays, from 3 September through 26 November. These include Christmas Eve sermons (morning and evening), Ash Wednesday and special Holy Week services of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Taking it Deeper:
For those interested in diving deeper into both the Gospel of Luke and the ideas of a pursuing God we recommend the following books:
Luke for Everyone, N. T. Wright
Surprised by Hope, N. T. Wright
Search and Rescue: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference, Neil Cole
Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper
Watch this space for additional books that may be added in the coming weeks.
Pursuing God - What it means to have Heaven in pursuit