The Easter Story as told by John is about the new creation. Chapter 20 is the culmination of the Gospel, the dawning of the new creation in the world. Chapter 21 is the new tasks that we as part of that new creation are called to participate in by following Jesus even though we know […]
The Empty tombs of Matthew and Luke ask more questions than they answer but the sincere investigator discovers the reason for the empty tomb is that Jesus is risen.
The Empty Tomb stories of the four Gospels are very strange, yet give us some fascinating insights in our being the people of God and people of the Resurrection. Mark’s account is one of fear and trembling, and gives us a wide open opportunity for interpretation about what it means to be resurrection people.
In the Resurrection stories one of the clear messages is that Jesus is not in the tomb. He has left the land of the dead for the land of the living. He is gone ahead of the disciples and he calls us to follow him where he has gone before.
The crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday is the means of redemption for the world whether we accept it or not. Christians are called to live out this reality in our lives, so the world might come to understand this reality, repent, and return to God.
In John’s Gospel Jesus washes his Disciples feet as an example of humility. He calls on the Disciples to be willing to do the same. If we want to be outward focussed we must be able to love those in the community first.
Mark 14:1-15 Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem descends into the chaos of Good Friday due to unrealised expectations. What are our expectations of God and are they consistent with who he is and what he does in our lives, and the world?
John 12:20-33 Greeks seeking Jesus. Why do we seek Jesus in our lives?
Journey is a major theme in the Bible from Genesis through to Revelation. As a Christian we are invited on the Journey of Faith. Will we respond?
John 3:14-23 The encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus reaches its climactic point in these passages as Jesus reveals His purpose in the wider plan of God. Belief it critical, but more importantly belief in Jesus as the only begotten, or unique son, Jesus.