First Look 4: The end … or is it?

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Discussion Starters What do you fear the most? If you knew that you had six months left to live, would you change anything about your plans and your daily routine? A look at the Bible Today we arrive at the part of the story which Luke gives most attention to. A biographer usually spends most… Continue reading First Look 4: The end … or is it?

First Look 3: What did Jesus say?

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Discussion Starters Who is the best teacher that you have ever had?  It may not have been a school teacher; perhaps it was an older work colleague, a friend, a sports coach. What made them a great teacher? What is the most important lesson they taught you? A Look at the Bible Read Luke 10:25-37… Continue reading First Look 3: What did Jesus say?

First Look 2 Who is this man?

Discussion Starters How would you define religion? Identify one religion or belief system from the list below and see if you can identify its core beliefs. Do you think the particular belief system you have described is liveable Islam Hinduism Sikhism Communism Humanism Buddhism Or alternatively…  If you could ask God one question what would… Continue reading First Look 2 Who is this man?

First Look 1 “How can we know about Jesus?

 Discussion Starters Think of a particularly famous person.  What are they famous for?  Do you wish that that you could know them personally?  If you met them what questions would you want to ask them?  Do you think they provide a role model worth following? What do you know about Jesus?  How would you describe… Continue reading First Look 1 “How can we know about Jesus?

Introducing the First Look Course

The First Look Course is an opportunity to start to explore the claims of Christianity. It runs for 4 sessions and includes discussion questions and videos to watch. It is based on the eye witness accounts of Jesus’ life reported by an early historian named Luke. You can find his Gospel in the Bible. You… Continue reading Introducing the First Look Course

Coming up in Advent – The First Look Course

The First Look Course is a 4 part course looking at the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s for anyone who wants to start exploring what Christians believe. The course is available for anyone to pick up and use on their own or in groups from here. During Advent 2021 I’m also going… Continue reading Coming up in Advent – The First Look Course

Which five Bible books have drawn you closer to Christ and encouraged you on in faith the most?

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Ray Ortlund asked this question on Twitter the other day. We of course know that All Scripture is God breathed but I agree with Ray that in our experience most of us will find that there are specific books of the Bible that have particularly stood out for us and ones which we find ourselves… Continue reading Which five Bible books have drawn you closer to Christ and encouraged you on in faith the most?

Jesus, Saviour

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If 2020 has taught us one thing, it has been the meaning of “safety” and “being saved.” So often when I write or talk about Jesus as saviour, I have to explain what the word means because I am speaking to people who already live fairly safe and secure lives At this stage I’d normally… Continue reading Jesus, Saviour

Mary did you know?

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I love the lyrics to the carol “Mary did you know?”  I particularly love this version by Pentatonix. The Carol sets up an imaginary conversation with Mary asking her questions in order to highlight the contrast between the seemingly ordinariness of a little, fully human baby and the wonder of his divinity and his role… Continue reading Mary did you know?

Born to be king

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The thing about the Christmas story is that because a lot of the detail lends colour to the narrative, it is in fact matter of fact and to some extent incidental. We have focused so much over the years on mangers, inns and stables that they have become central. Yet the one crucial detail in… Continue reading Born to be king