John is often described as the gospel for non-Christians or new Christians. However, it’s also for convinced, committed and old Christians. Believing isn’t just for non-believers or those with doubts. Believing is what all Christians are called to pursue for life in Jesus’ name. Seeing isn’t just believing. Believing isn’t just seeing. Believing is having life in Jesus’ name. “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:30-31
A baby deer can stand within minutes of birth and be walking within hours. Within a year male deer are living on their own. Baby robins can fly two weeks after hatching and are forging their own way in life within a month. Of all creation humans take the longest to mature. After decades of parental training and years of schooling we are still not skilled in the art of living. Knowing how to feed ourselves, working to pay the bills, finding a soulmate… this isn’t even half the journey! Understanding the ways of the human heart, perfecting the art of loving, becoming skilled in managing our resources, competent in controlling our appetites, discerning wrong from right, these are the skills in which we need to be well versed if we are to live well and love deeply. Welcome to Proverbs – The Art of Living!