The Forgotten Arts, part 10. Submission can often be seen as a dirty word, but there’s real beauty, strength and freedom to be found in its practice, which was modelled perfectly by Jesus.
Love Came Down, part 2. We worship a God who first came to us as an unborn baby, in the most humble and vulnerable way, to poor parents from an obscure background. All of this is to magnify his glory.
Part 4. If the resurrection of Jesus could be proved untrue, life loses all meaning and the Christian faith falls apart. If there is no God, there is no moral code, and we should simply pursue ease and comfort, and … Continue reading “Why Bother with Morality?”
Part 2. The whole of Christianity hinges on one moment in history which, if proved untrue, would cause the entire religion to come crashing down. But if true, it’s significance is of infinite importance to each one of us.
Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the Christian faith. It’s where hopelessness and despair got flipped upside down and the impossible thing happened: when Jesus resurrected from death, and triumphed over the grave.
Joy, part 3. The future is unbelievably bright, no matter how tough things might be now. A joy-filled Christian can be cheerfully unconcerned about the future, because God is in control.
Blueprint, part 9. In Matthew 5 Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount: his mandate for what life in God’s kingdom will look like. He tells his disciples that they will be the salt of the earth, the light of … Continue reading “A City on a Hill”
Part 4. The statistics paint a picture: wars, poverty, crime, suicide, anxiety, pornography, addiction… the world is a dark place. But there is no contest. Jesus is the light, and light always expels the darkness.
Part 1. Rahab was welcoming even when it was dangerous, and went against the Kings orders. She was also welcoming to her enemies, because she knew they were part of God’s plan.