Many of us celebrate it… but what truth is there in the story of Jesus’ birth?
The Gospel of Mark
From the Bible Project, an overview of Mark’s Gospel. You can read it for yourself here.
The Easter Story
The Easter story, as retold on twitter! It’s reasonably accurate, with some artistic license! The Scripture verses include Isaiah and Psalms, as well as New Testament passages that tell the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. For the historical accounts of Jesus found in the Bible, why not read it for yourself online.
Jesus is the Real Thing
How is Jesus different to any other religious leader?
Why is Jesus so special?
In the attached talk, Don Elliott unpacks why Jesus is so important.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life,and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Listen to the talk here:
Rather than the usual Christmas ‘song’ playlist of the supermarket variety, these Christmas carols and songs reflect the true story of Christmas. You won’t find jingle bells here, nor any reference to Rudolph.
Jesus: God’s Purpose in Coming (Reading Luke series – part 3)
What was the purpose of Jesus?
The Journey so far…
This is part of a series summarising Luke’s Gospel, looking at the historical account of Jesus’ life and ministry from the eyewitness accounts recorded in the New Testament.
The Journey toward Jerusalem…
Continue reading “Jesus: God’s Purpose in Coming (Reading Luke series – part 3)”
Jesus: God’s Kingdom Come (Reading Luke series – part 2)
What was Jesus really on about?
Why did Jesus come?
Who did Jesus come for?
We’re continuing to look at the Gospel of Luke in this series, exploring the historical record of Jesus’ life and ministry. This section explores Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, in Luke chapters 4-9 (see the video here for a flyover around the Sea of Galilee, just to get your bearings!). Continue reading “Jesus: God’s Kingdom Come (Reading Luke series – part 2)”