Part 3. Most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as sheep. We prefer to think of ourselves as rugged, sovereign, independent, I-did-it-my-way individuals. But the lives we lead and the choices we make are suspiciously similar to everyone … Continue reading “Jesus: The Good Shepherd”
Part 1. If you’re new to Christianity, you may not know much about what Christians believe and do, but one thing you probably do know is that Jesus Christ is at the centre.
Part 8. Although there are so many different branches of Christianity, there is ultimately one universal Church, spread out across the entire globe. We are all united as followers of Jesus, giving our lives to him through one baptism.
Part 6. You can believe many things about Jesus, but if you don’t have the resurrection you don’t have the gospel. The resurrection and ascension are both absolutely vital to Christianity.
Part 3. Jesus, the son, is not a created being. He is eternal, completely God, and of the same essence as the Father. If he was just a man he could never save us. It is only because he is … Continue reading “Jesus: Begotten, not Made”
Part 9. The final chapter tells us that trouble is coming (for the righteous); there will be judgment (of the wicked); and there will be resurrection. The day is coming when all wrongs will be made right.
Part 4. History is littered with empires who thought they would rule forever. Nebuchadnezzar is the classic example. He looks like he may well rule forever—but he doesn’t know history, he doesn’t know God, and he starts to believe his … Continue reading “Responding to Power”
Part 1. We love our towns, our cities, our country. But we don’t want to be colonised by the culture. Each of has to wrestle with this question: how do we live as faithful exiles?
Part 9. Very few societies in history have shown less regard for honouring parents, and older people, than ours does. Why is this? There are a whole range of reasons, but underneath it all is this: our culture has no … Continue reading “Honour Your Father and Mother”