Our “Bible Experiment” keeps going this month. It started with The Gospel of John about a year ago. Then Genesis in November and Exodus in January. We just have two more shows—Acts of the Apostles in September and Luke in just 3 weeks, March 28th, at Memorial Hall.
While I’ve enjoyed telling the stories from Genesis and Exodus, I’m very excited to return to my first love—the story of Jesus. I’ve never told the story of Jesus from beginning to end using the Gospel of Luke as the source. The content in Luke is 80% different from the content in John. It will be a completely different experience from last year’s show. While John focuses on the themes of life and light, Luke’s theme is around the availability of the Kingdom of God here and now. There is profound hope in Luke. I think that’s what we all need more than ever.
The show was purposely planned for the weekend before Easter. My hope in that is two-fold: (1) That those of us who follow Jesus can have a fresh, real encounter with his story to lead us into Holy Week, and (2) That we will invite friends who might not otherwise come to church on Easter to experience the life-giving story of Jesus.
Transparently, it’s been increasingly difficult for us to get the word out about these shows. I have weekly conversations with people who say they wanted to come to our previous shows but didn’t know about them. This one is especially close to my heart. We don’t have megabucks to pour into advertising, so please—if you believe in what we are doing—let your friends know about Luke on March 28th. I know we can fill every seat and great things will happen once the story is told.
See you there!