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 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 2. The gospel of John kicks off with some of the most profound and controversial words found in the whole of Scripture: “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”.
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 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 4. Why did Jesus die? Because of love. He wants no one (literally no one) to perish, no one to miss the rescue boat, no one to miss out on life.
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”
Deliverance: part 2. With Jesus there is deliverance, there is rescue, there is salvation. We are delivered from one identity into another. When we are part of God’s kingdom we can expect to be changed into the likeness of Christ.
Deliverance: part 1. One of the Kingdom signs is that when Jesus comes, and sets up reign in our hearts, he brings freedom and deliverance. Both freedom of sin and freedom from the fear of death.