“Surely This Was the Son of God” (Mark 15:33-39)

Good Friday 10th April 2020 This Easter is different for nearly everyone. National parks and camping areas are closed. There’s no CFA collection for the RCH. Children, grandchildren, and grandparents can’t be together. And Australia Post is delivering more Easter eggs than anything else. It’s a back-to-basics Easter for us all. So, what do youContinue reading ““Surely This Was the Son of God” (Mark 15:33-39)”

The Most Important Truth (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

What’s the difference between Christmas and Easter? Christmas is the start of the story, where God comes to mankind. Easter is the culmination of the story, where it is made possible for mankind to come to God. The early church didn’t mark Christmas, but from the earliest days, the death of Jesus has been notedContinue reading “The Most Important Truth (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)”

God Forsaken? (Matthew 27:45-54)

The cross is the enduring symbol of Christianity. But why would you choose an instrument of execution as the identifying marker of your religion? The Roman historian Tactitus and modern skeptical historians agree that Jesus was executed. That’s despite the repeated ‘not guilty’ verdicts from the Roman governor, Pilate (v18-19). That’s despite the man whoContinue reading “God Forsaken? (Matthew 27:45-54)”

Long Live the King! (John 20:1-18)

We read in 1 Corinthians 15:17-19, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.“ Sure, Jesus taught many great things whichContinue reading “Long Live the King! (John 20:1-18)”