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)”

The King is Dead (John 19:17-42)

Why is Good Friday good? How can Jesus’ death be good? How can anyone’s death be good? The King is Disgraced with Criminals (v16-27) The King Finishes His Work (v28-30) The King is Dead (v31-37) The King is Honoured in Burial (v38-42) Good Friday 30th March 2018 Why was crucifixion particularly bad? Who did Jesus love?Continue reading “The King is Dead (John 19:17-42)”

’So You Are A King?’ (John 18:28-40)

I’m not sure whether it’s an urban myth or not, but I’m told that for many years, if an ambulance officer suspected that someone had a concussion, they would ask them who the Prime Minister was, but that in recent years, that practice has been abandoned. It’s an essential question, isn’t it, to know who’sContinue reading “’So You Are A King?’ (John 18:28-40)”

‘Ask Those Who Have Heard Me’ (John 18:12-27)

Sunday 11th March 2018 It is a great compliment to be called a self-made man (or woman). We admire people who have engineered their own success, who have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps rather than having it handed to them on a plate. But self-reliance appears in our spiritual lives too. We can liveContinue reading “‘Ask Those Who Have Heard Me’ (John 18:12-27)”