This Banner is new. 36 Feet Long, 15 plus hours of work.
It came from our friend Shari Laurie, who had the idea at our last Design Team when we talked about this extended series on the Gospel of John. Includes the first 14 verses of John.
Here’s how Shari described it to me in an email earlier this week.
So Mike, I tried to set up the banner kinda out of the way, down the right steps, and really, I had made it too long, and it wasn't working until I brought it out diagonally across the communion table, and then I understood what God was saying to me. You see, the word of God can't just be tucked neatly out of the way. It has to intersect our world/ lives. It has to get in our way. We have to live with it right there in our midst.
I watched the worship team try to leap over it. It is perfectly ok to walk on it. In fact it is rather moving to stand in the middle of it. I hope you are ready for this.
Love that. . . “The Word of God can’t just be tucked neatly out of the way. . .it has to intersect our world, out lives.”
Some of you need to have God’s word, God’s truth, God’s Gospel intersect your lives.
You’ve tried to push it off to a corner for too long. I believe God wants that to change! So you are welcome on this journey. First message is online here:
Pastor Mike Penninga