Monthly afternoon service – the person of Jesus

We had our monthly afternoon service on Sunday. We purposefully try to make it a different format to the morning service. Instead of systematically preaching through a book of the Bible, we take a theological topic, watch a relevant video and then break into small groups to discuss some questions. We come back together for a plenary feedback session and then we do the whole thing a second time to push our thinking a bit further.

This month, we looked at the person of Jesus. Below is the format of what we did.


  1. Why is it important for us to know where the fences are when we talk about who Jesus really is?
    • 1 John 2:21-25; 4:2-3, 13-15; 5:5-13, 20
  2. What are some of the significant theological ramifications of believing things beyond the fences? What does it suggest about:
    • The Bible? (cf. Jn 17:17; 2 Tim 3:16-17)
    • Jesus? (cf. John 1:1, 14; 1 Tim 2:5;  Tit 2:13; Heb 1:8, 2:9, 4:15)
    • The cross? (cf. Rom 8:3-4; Gal 4:4-5; Heb 2:17)
    • Christians? (cf. 1 Cor 15:12-19; 1 Joh 2:23-24, 4:2-3)
  1. Why does the teaching that Jesus is fully God and fully human matter so much?
  2. In what ways is our Christian life a ‘participation in the priestly ministry of Jesus’?
  3. What practical difference should this truth make to our day to day life?