Topic: Preaching, Teaching & Healing
The writers of the four gospels (especially Matthew and Luke) regularly summarize Jesus’ earthly ministry around the verbs preaching, teaching, and healing. Jesus came preaching – the kingdom of God has come near! Jesus came teaching – the kingdom of God is like. Jesus came healing – because the kingdom whose nearness He announces and whose dynamics He explains, is a kingdom of wholeness.
In this seminar, we will grapple with the main gospel texts that present Jesus as healer, as the One Who puts us back together again. We will wrestle with the hard questions the affirmation that Jesus heals raises in our lives, in our ministries, in this world. We will think together about the ministry of preaching and teaching as a ministry of healing. And we will pray together, for one another, for those we love and serve, and for our city in need of the healing only Jesus brings.