A Magic Deeper Still (5) “What’s in it for me?”

November 25, 2018
Speaker: Ian Campbell
“A magic deeper still..”
In a moment that we might call an epiphany for the characters Susan and Lucy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan, the Christ character, tells the children that although the Witch knew the deep magic, there is a magic deeper still that she didn’t know because her knowledge only went back to the beginning of time. And then the lion says that he feels like roaring and dashes off with the children for a grand romp through Narnia full of celebration, joy and recklessness!
As we have listened to Jesus’ teachings – his parables – we have noticed that he subtly and overtly has made us realize that his coming was not only for the renovation of religion, although that seemed to be the purpose of many of his stories. He came to practice “the magic deeper still!”
In this short teaching series we will explore that magic. And may we experience an epiphany like Susan and Lucy, and his first time followers and friends. And may there be a grand romp for us all!

What’s in it for me?
John 20.16, John 20.25, Mark 16.7
We have seen the theological place and importance of the resurrection of Jesus and found some answers to our “why” questions about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Dare we ask this selfish personal question? We will check in with three of the early witnesses what was in it for them as we read the accounts of Mary, Thomas and Simon each of whose experiences was unique and perhaps one is just what we need to hear in 2018.