Big Questions About Christianity

Did He Really Rise? Part 2 – The Only Plausible Response

Would you willingly die for something you know to be a lie? From last week 5 almost universally accepted facts about the supposed resurrection of Jesus 1)    Jesus died by crucifixion 2)    Jesus disciples believed that he rose and appeared to them 3)    The church persecutor Paul was suddenly changed 4)    The sceptic James, brother of Jesus was suddenly changed 5)    The…

Did He Really Rise – The Facts? Part 1

What do you believe about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? –    2009 NCLS fact sheet on the resurrection (show graph) 31 % believe the resurrection was an actual historical event 34% neither agree nor disagree 35% disbelieve Does it matter? 1 Cor 15:13-19 – if Jesus has not been raised then Christianity is nothing The resurrection is the only plausible…

Are The Lost Really Lost?

Who are the ‘lost’ In Ezekiel: God’s people gone astray In Luke: The son who has rejected his father The problem that this creates: insider/outsider language We can create an unhelpful (and unbiblical) barrier between those who ‘belong’ and those who don’t. In one sense, the lost and the saved are no different Coins, sheep, sons… they’re all the same ‘ontologically’ (in…