Category: The Gospel

19
Apr
Jesus and the Resurrection

The Resurrection Of Jesus

To the thoughtful mind, the greatest argument for the resurrection of Christ must always be the fact that Christianity rose with its founder. Nothing but resurrection can explain the transformation of the men we saw running in panic from Gethsemane into the fearless evangelists of the Acts of the Apostles. Transformed These cowed, despondent men […]

02
Apr
The Bible is full of the Good News

The Good News In All The Bible

Much of the Bible is dedicated to expressing the awesome beauty of God, and then calling upon people to live and reflect Him in their life. When we read these parts of the Bible, it can feel impossibly heavy: ‘How can I possibly live like this? I’m nowhere near the beauties and excellencies of God!’ […]

26
Mar
Baptised and saved

Saved

Everyone wants something to believe in. From aliens to political conspiracies, from the supernatural to the meaning of life, flat earth theory (yep, it really is a thing) to climate change; we’re all looking to take a position on something. We’re all looking for a belief or an opinion to call our own. Often, our […]

12
Mar
Carried by Jesus the saviour

Carried By The Saviour

Every saviour brings a special experience to the people they are saving. All saviours, whether they be paramedics, surf-life-savers, or rescue helicopter pilots, bring with them the experience of relief, comfort, alleviation, peace and rejoicing to the people they are saving. These are the natural experiences connected with a saviour. A saviour brings the comfort […]

24
Feb
The gospel is the power of God for salvation

The Power Of God

The greatest writer on the subject of the Gospel – the Apostle Paul – spoke of the Gospel like this: “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” – Romans 1:16 If your experience of the Gospel is one that is heavy, burdensome, worrying, doubtful, uncertain, fearful or distressing, perhaps […]

13
Feb
God rolled up His sleeve and stretched out His arm

The Arm Of The LORD

Imagine you’re being swept out to sea. You’re swimming with all your might and all your power; you’re using all your mental will-power and strength. And then you realise with great horror, ‘I can’t do it. I’m not going to make it. I’m going to die’. Or, imagine you’re hiking up a mountain. You’re quite […]

06
Feb
The experience of the gospel is like cold water to a thirsty person

The Experience Of The Gospel

Imagine it’s a very hot day. You’ve been walking for ages, on a hike perhaps, or maybe your car has broken down on a country road and you’re walking to get help, and your water has run out. You’re very thirsty, your throat is parched, and your lips are dry. Your tongue is sticky and […]

05
Nov
Hell, Hades and Gehenna: Origins

The Origins Of Hell

Of Monsters And Men… The images associated with the word ‘hell’ seem more akin to something from a horror story; closer to fiction than fact. Yet, for many Christians, the belief in hell, a place of eternal torment for the damned souls of the wicked, is very real. The belief in the existence of a […]

25
Sep
What happens when we die - death

Death: What Happens When We Die?

Humans have been dying for a really long time. While there’s no doubt that we’ve gotten better at avoiding it, it seems it can’t be put off indefinitely. Even the most mild and mediocre of lives may get us to a grand old century or more, but old age catches up with us in the […]

06
Aug
The condition of grace - repentance

Grasping Hold Of Grace: Repentance

Imagine a man lost the middle of the Atlantic ocean. He doesn’t remember how he got there or where he’s going, all he knows is this endless swimming in circles. No ships in sight, he’s been treading water for hours and now he’s beginning to tire. There’s a very real danger that he will actually […]