Many of us celebrate it… but what truth is there in the story of Jesus’ birth?
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“The Resurrection is attested all over the New Testament, not just the Gospels” – Darryl Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
What does it take to meet someone really famous?
What requirements to you have to meet?
Is that anything like meeting Jesus?
In this talk, Andy Buchan outlines what Jesus himself has to say about what it takes to come and follow him. The text is from Luke’s Gospel:
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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.
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This last section of Luke’s Gospel looks at the pinnacle of Jesus’ earthly ministry: his death and resurrection. While some might see the story end at Jesus’ death, Luke gives the whole account of God’s plan of redemption, which includes the defeat of death itself. The impact of these events echo throughout history. God’s plan for salvation through Jesus has forever changed how humanity relates to himself, and gives us a hope beyond just this life. Continue reading “Jesus: God’s Redemption and Hope (Reading Luke series – part 4)”
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)”