A special message from Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston
What do we know? How do we know it?
These are crucial (and perennial) human questions. We want to be rational beings. We want to make decisions based on solid facts and hard data. In this, we live in a fortunate time. In the Age of Information, we have reams of data at our fingertips. The answers we crave are only a click away!
Maybe. As our access to data has increased, so have questions about the nature of the data we are consuming. Is it prejudiced? Is it politically biased? All around us people dispute scientific evidence and eyewitness accounts. Awash in conflicting “facts,” we find ourselves face to face with the most basic of questions: What is true? What is a lie?
This Lent, the congregation at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church embraces a season of conversation about truth and faith. Starting on Transfiguration Sunday (Feb. 11), and continuing through Easter, our Lenten sermon series will ask us to consider: What do we really know? What do we know about Jesus? What do we know about miracles? What do we know about death? What do we really know about the core of our faith?
We are going to ask these questions with boldness and hope, trusting in the promise Christ makes to his disciples: “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
The series is titled "That Love May Overflow: Sifting the Real from the Fake in Life and Faith." It draws inpiration from the Apostle Paul's message to the Philippians: "And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight." That is our hope as well.
This Lent, join us for a season of honesty and encouragement. You will find our complete worship calendar here. Plan to make the March 23 Lenten concert (Rachmaninoff's Vespers) part of your preparation for Easter as well.
See you in worship.