We box Jesus in. We say, `This is how he works.' In answer to all the ways we aim to control, define and understand him, Jesus reminds us that he has immeasurably more to offer. How often do we feel like we are at the end of our energy? Not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually? Some of us have been running this race for so long that we feel dangerously dehydrated. Jesus is calling all of us into a radical empowered life that we couldn't ever achieve in our own strength. Jesus tells his church that there is immeasurably more on offer than just a religious life, a good life or a moral life. There is more to offer our families and friends, more to offer our neighbourhoods. Jesus offers us an immeasurably more powerful and beautiful life. To a dehydrated church, Jesus announces... there is always more.
Born in 1979, Cris Rogers is minister at All Hallows Church, Bow, London, and teaches at most of the major Christian festivals each year. He has a BTech in Art from Leeds, a BA in theology from Trinity College Bristol, and an MA in theology from King's College London. He is a minister in the Church of England and author of several books including The Bible Book by Book.