Swimming in John

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

St. Augustine is attributed with saying “John’s Gospel is deep enough for an elephant to swim and shallow enough for a child not to drown.” Last Sunday’s sermon covered the final verses of a two-year journey, with some breaks, preaching through the gospel of John. From swimming in John’s deep pools to playing in the shallows, I emerge refreshed and invigorated by encounters with the incomparable Christ.

I love Jesus. I love him more having spent this time in John’s gospel than when I began; and I know that, by his mercy, my delight in the knowledge of God in Christ will be a lifelong journey. This Sunday, I will summarize the gospel of John in a different kind of sermon than I’ve ever preached. Let’s raise the roof with wholehearted and grateful worship, as we complete this journey through John.

May we be a people, dear brothers and sisters of Christ Church, who are satisfied in Christ alone, who proclaimed: “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).