A Word About the Weekend - Oct 24
JESUS IN HIS OWN WORDS
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12
Jesus had come to the temple along with many others from across the land to celebrate and commemorate the Feast of Tabernacles and was in ''The Court of the Women,'' the most public place at the Temple.
The Feast of Tabernacles during the time of Jesus was full of pageantry fueled with great expectation. It is a week-long fall festival commemorating the 40-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness. It was at Jesus’ final Tabernacle celebration while on Earth that He offered to fulfill the anticipated yearnings of many hearts on the Feast day: He offered refreshment (Jn. 7:37), rejoicing (Jn. 8:12), and rest (Jn. 9:14). This powerful “I AM” statement is a bold invitation for anyone who believes to experience light and life!
We invite you to join us this weekend as we discover the powerful truths behind this bold declaration of Jesus!