Imprint Media and me made this video. It’s available to download. Over at Vimeo
It’s the first in a series from Imprint called “Sunday Shorts.” We filmed this a while ago down in an empty West Kirk on a cold Friday. The photography and the whole look and feel of the video is stunning. The images of the empty church building are like a smack in the face. Anyone who has listened to me will be used to hearing this call to get out and go, faithful to Jesus’ words “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
I think there is loads in John’s gospel that we see in Jesus’ ministry that can make us better evangelists. John is so deep, there are so many things in there, but I am convinced there is a real missional edge to it. I think the story of The Woman at The Well in Chapter 4 is a brilliant example of this. As we watch Jesus on mission we can learn how we should go too…
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.