"Sometimes the Truth is Unbelievable"
We are well on our journey through this season of Lent. We have been traveling through the narrative lectionary passages which have us focused on the Gospel according to John and the final days of Jesus’ life here on earth. This week our Gospel passage is John 18:28-40 which focuses on Jesus on trial before Pilate and their dialogue. In this periscope is the infamous question by Pilate…..”what is truth?”
And we all know from our life’s experiences that “SOMETIMES THE TRUTH IS UNBELIEVABLE”. Responses to many queries in life prove this over and over again. We see the miracles of everyday living and wonder “how” and/or “why” and without fail, the truth of the matter at hand always bubbles to the top. Or when we hear “fake news” and blatant lies, we need only wait and the truth gets revealed. We spend countless hours and many efforts trying to find that truth that exists in the midst of all of those uncertainties. But should we spend our time in that effort or on something else? Is it all just a waste of time? Let’s see if we can find some answers and certainly find some truth! Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m.. ALL are welcome.
"People will believe a lie before they believe the Truth. Truth is hard to give, but it can change lives." - Florence
"Truth is hard to give, receive and prove. It is easier to accept lies if they are more 'comfortable'. The Truth is Jesus - his life, death, resurrection and presence with us for life changing." - Walt
"The sermon focused on John 18:28-40, where Jesus is brought to Pilate. Jesus says, he has come 'to testify to the truth.' Pilate, then asked him, 'What is truth?'
Pastor Danita spoke about how sometimes the truth is unbelievable - - - - unbelievable, in terms of things that happen in our lives; unbelievable, when we let our fears, doubts and anxiety get the best of us; unbelievable, when we are blind to the truth; unbelievable, when we finally accept the truth; and unbelievable, when we transform from the truth." - Patricia