Monthly Archives: March 2018
It doesn’t matter how many times the crucifixion accounts are read, you can’t help but be struck by the physical horror of the crucifixion, the sheer brutality of this form of execution. However, many people were crucified before Jesus and many suffered the same fate afterwards – in fact, you could argue there are worse forms of torture and execution. Was Jesus just one of many victims of a very cruel form of execution? Every Christian should understand actually what happened on the cross?
Then there’s the shocking injustice of the execution, the incredible hypocrisy of Jesus’ accusers – a bunch of liars told lies, a bunch of mockers mercilessly… Continue reading
When we are asked, ‘Who do you think Jesus is?’ our answer is usually one of those listed below.
- Jesus was misunderstood
- Jesus was a legend
- Jesus was a clever political strategist
- Jesus never existed
- Jesus was who he claimed to be
Jesus made some very bold claims that should cause us to investigate their truth because of what’s at stack. This short video below covers each of the points listed to see they are backed by evidence. Will you believe who Jesus claimed to be?
In our world of fast-paced change, the way financial transactions take place has evolved dramatically in recent years. Chequebooks are almost a thing of the past and the concerted push towards a cashless society will inevitably gather pace in the near future. Advances in technology are making cashless payments easier by the day whilst improved counterfeiting techniques and will continue to fuel this trend away from cash – this is being further accelerated by a perception that moving away from the paper currency will reduce financial crime. This prompts questions around cryptocurrencies and end times scenarios.
However, there are serious problems with electronic financial transactions as they have proven to… Continue reading
As we approach Palm Sunday this weekend, it’s a great opportunity to take a brief look at the most amazing prophecy in the Bible. Many prophetic passages in Scripture are very precise, but the fulfilment of Daniel 9:24-27 is staggering – it predicts the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with no margin of error and we suggest this was fulfilled to the very day!
Jesus spent most of His ministry resisting attempts by others to be presented as the “Messiah, the King”, despite having many opportunities to do so. However, on one particular day, Jesus carefully arranges this very event to declare that He was, in fact, the… Continue reading
From time to time we post sermons that we feel will encourage, challenge and inspire. This morning at St Andrew’s Baptist Church (Shepperton), Chris Prater spoke on John 3:1-16 and made some fascinating insights, particularly on the strange account of the bronze serpents in Numbers 21.
We recommend listening to this message below which is relevant whether you are a mature Christian or simply exploring the Christian faith – please get in contact with us if you have any questions…
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)