'Jesus' Tagged Posts

'Jesus' Tagged Posts

Comparing Easter & Anzac Day

This year I have found myself comparing and contrasting the events that sit behind the two major public holidays in April. That is, Easter and Anzac Day. Both are recognised on the national stage, both are times that trigger thousands to gather, and both derive their significance from the sacrificial giving of life for the sake of others. In recent years, Anzac Day has…

Easter: April Fools?

What does Good Friday remember? For Christians, of course, it commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross for our sins. It’s the moment when, decisively, Jesus turned aside the wrath of God from those who deserve it—us—and turned it on himself, who didn’t deserve it. Yet he did this willingly, under no compulsion from his heavenly Father, because of his and his Father’s…

Three Reasons To Follow Jesus

At the heart of who we are is not our membership to a church (though church is essential), nor commitment to a way of life (though how we live matters to God), nor even a set of beliefs (though these are fundamental), but devotion to a person—to Jesus Christ. People first became Jesus’ disciples when he called them to follow him. And they did. They weren’t following a…

The Reality Of Easter

By the time I get to the days leading into Easter I expect to have read a number of articles about Christianity and the veracity of the claims about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Normally a newspaper or magazine recycles some theory that casts doubt on whether it is reasonable for Christians to believe what they do. Last weekend I read through all the newspapers…

What Does This Mean?

Amazed and perplexed, they asked ‘What does this mean?’ You see, in Jerusalem that day there were Jews representing many nations and languages, and yet each one heard the proclamation of the Holy Spirit in their own language. They were bewildered because the disciples of Jesus could speak in their own vernacular, and they made perfect sense! How strange to hear something…