One of the best reasons why Christianity is worthy of serious consideration is that, by all accounts, it should not have survived its early days, let alone become the global movement that it is today. Learn about how the church of Jesus Christ spread like wildfire against incredible odds, and how the saga continues in our lives even today.
What do you want? What do you really, really want? What do you think you would wish you had wanted when you look back on your life many years from now? Before you push any further up the ladder you are now climbing, make sure it's leaning on the right wall.
There is a popular misconception that the Christian faith requires the suspension of rational thinking and critical judgment. Find out why Christianity helps us think better. And the real reason why it is tempting to avoid thinking about it altogether.
Christianity does not merely change us as individuals in radical ways, it also profoundly affects the way we relate to one another. The modern individualism so aggressively promoted by our culture leaves people with a deep hunger for authentic community. As the church, we can meet that yearning by being the kind of exciting and beautiful fellowship that powerfully draws people to itself, just as the early Christians did with society-transforming effects.
Just as air planes radically changed transportation, and the internet transformed communications, both in never-before-thought-of ways, Christianity revolutionised the concept and practice of mankind’s interaction with the supernatural. In the first message of this series, we look at the unique features of the radical movement Jesus founded that continues to go from strength to strength 2000 years later.
We often have aspirations to change our lives for the better. But, does changing our lifestyle for the better seem unnatural and burdensome? Do religious rules sound good in theory but too restrictive and difficult to embrace? It may surprise you to know that Christianity’s approach is that you change only because you really want to, and because it feels reasonable to adopt its commands.
There is one thing that Jesus considers more valuable than anything else. Not only did he teach that it was priceless, he personally crossed into our world and paid the ultimate price to secure it for us. In the final episode of this series, we will look at what we have that is so incredibly precious, the world cannot compare with it.
Another new year has dawned, and no doubt all of us have engaged in the same mind game, wishing and persuading ourselves that on the stroke of midnight of 31 December, things would somehow be better going forward.