Resurrection

It’s essential to show that the Resurrection of Jesus is historically credible and believable after all the gospel depends upon the historical truth of this event. However, sometimes around Easter it can seem that this is the only thing worth considering.

As well as the many sermons that focus on the eye witness evidence for the resurrection there are often articles in news magazines or discussions with panellists at this point in the year which focus on whether these accounts are believable.

Part  of the reason for this is because we are rational beings and if we are going to believe something as magnificent as a bodily resurrection then we want evidence.

But what if the resurrection was as much a reality to be lived in as a fact to be proven? Continue reading “Resurrection”

The Gospel

With another Christianity Explored course beginning tomorrow afternoon it’s good to remind ourselves of the good news of the gospel and the crucial question that cannot be avoided…..who is Jesus?

 

Dealing with the Devil

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” (Keyser Soze – The Usual Suspects).

Sometimes for Christians the opposite is true where the devil is to blame for every negative experience in life.  So the world views him as a bit of a joke and yet the bible take him seriously but what are his common tactics given that we are to neither underestimate or overestimate him ?

In Matthew 4:1-11 there’s a head on encounter between Jesus and the devil and we can assume he throws his best at Jesus.  Let’s look at the punches he pulls and the nature of the fight we’re up against. Continue reading “Dealing with the Devil”