The sacrifice of Jesus was the hand of God that was thrust into the murky waters of this world to take hold of us in our helplessness, the question is, will you grasp it?
When you understand the Gospel, it breaks down your preconceived ideas of who is acceptable to God and who isn’t. Jesus went out of his way to show that the love of God and his saving power knows no boundaries.
We think of love, for example in marriage, as some kind of business deal, where one person commits to loving another as long as they receive love in return. But that’s not what God means by love at all.
The Bible was written in a polytheistic culture: a culture which believed that there were many gods. But there is one thing that distinguishes the Christian God from all other gods.
If you want to follow Jesus, there will be hardship and suffering. So, if it’s going to be like that, why continue to follow Jesus Christ?
Did you know that most ancient history professionals in the field are confident that Jesus of Nazareth existed, just like Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar?
The popular idea that if you’re a scientist then you must by definition be an atheist, is wrong. Science doesn’t necessarily lead to atheism.
They are the negative thought patterns that pull you down, and that pull those around you down as well.
One of the characters that I love in the New Testament is the Apostle Peter, probably because I’m so much like him in so many ways. But I think there’s enough of Peter in all of us to be able to recognize ourselves in him.
How could Jesus say to these people, “Don’t worry?” And what does it mean to “seek first his kingdom?” How do we live life, so that we don’t just cope with it, but find real happiness in it?