Jesus All About Life - Engaging visitors
One of our retired professional women said, ‘I found Mrs Jensen’s considered and thoughtful ideas of great personal encouragement’.
She was one of about 50 women who enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea (the old style) at Hadley’s. Most encouraging was the age range from Gen Ys to older members and Christine’s message ‘Living securely in an insecure world’ was relevant and interesting.
Dr Peter Jensen and Mrs Christine Jensen were invited by the Diocese as part of the ‘Jesus all about life’ program. JAAL is not in itself an evangelistic event, but an awareness raising program to help us all chat to friends about Jesus and the hope of the gospel. You may get an opportunity to invite that friend or family member to your home group or other Christian event.
JAAL reminds us to pray daily and fervently for children and friends who need Christ and the hope found only in the gospel. The TV advertisements may not appeal to everyone, but take them as a prompt to stop for a few minutes to pray for those outside Christ.
What else was part of the Jensens’ program?
Christine spoke to play group mothers and friends and visitors at St George’s Battery Point, on one of her passions, ‘reading to children.’
Peter Jensen talked to 150+ at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTas on the ‘Future of Jesus’; to 50 (despite the deluge) at St George’s on ‘Engaging with God in the 21st Century’; preached at the Cathedral at 10am and to more than 170 mostly young folk at UTas on the Sunday night on Luke chapter 18 and Jesus’ return (really about Jesus and our response).
All agreed Dr Jensen needs no lessons in communication. One Cathedral member said the Cathedral sermon was 24½ minutes but it flew by. Dr Jensen encouraged all that Jesus had a great future as Saviour and Lord.
On Monday morning with just minutes to race for the plane, Dr Jensen spoke to 40 young emerging leaders on the topic of the ‘Revelation of God.’ The Bible is trustworthy and infallible. Dr Jensen spoke eloquently and we learned again the basics of God and his message to human kind – the unknown God, the self-revealing God, the clarity of God’s message.
Sydney is not every one’s favourite place. But one of its real strengths is a clear understanding of the Word of God that differentiates between the dangers of unbiblical fundamentalism and the rampant liberalism of some popular best-selling bishops and theologians who tend to recast 19th century liberalism.
Where will we go from here?
Will the emerging leaders continue to meet?
Will we have an annual teaching school on theology and the revelation of God?