At the 5th Simply Jesus Gathering we gathered to talk about the most important and influential person in all of history, and to probe the question:
What Did Jesus Believe?
It’s a question we seldom ask. We often hear talk about “believing in Jesus”, but what about Jesus’ beliefs? He did have them, after all: assumptions; a worldview; thoughts about relationships, meaning, purpose, and truth. And, yes, even beliefs about God. But what were they? And, if we claim to follow him, do we actually believe like he did?
At #SimplyJesus2018, we talked, listened, laughed and ate together because the one on whom this gathering is based invites us in to this kind of deep, honest, and relational knowing. Strangers became friends; friends became like family. And, together – the convinced, the questioning, and the somewhat curious – turned our attention to the one who fully deserves it: Jesus of Nazareth.
Didn’t get to be there? You can still experience it by watching all the talks online…free!
I hope that these next months are continued avenues of reminders of what God did at the Simply Jesus conference 2016. I know it touched my soul in ways I didn't know it could be touched. You can be so sure that my sphere of influence and peers have already heard way too much of this event than is necessary -- and so many coming on board next year.
To each of you at Simply Jesus, a huge thanks. Jesus and you guys put on an amazing gathering. I'm going to take Bart's recommendation and slowly process...
Thanks for all you did to make the weekend amazing! I am changed. I just used these words to describe our conference to my family: "Heart of Jesus displayed and adored, asked for and received."