How can I follow Jesus if I can't see him anymore? Jesus reassures his troubled disciples in this key chapter of John's Gospel. Plus - does the New Testament really say that Jesus is God? I take us through a brilliant essay by Richard Bauckham on how Jesus shares in God's divine identity.
In this episode we hear Jesus' final word on his own people - and find out why it was that they ultimately rejected him. We also dive in to the hype around the Ruddock review into religious freedom and I tell you about the new Colin Buchanan album.
At the heart of the cross is the truth that Jesus took the punishment for our sins. But why? What did it achieve? And what does it mean for us now? In this episode of John 12, Jesus gives us 5 reasons why he was going to the cross. Plus I give a brief history on some theories of the cross throughout church history.
In this episode we see Jesus welcomed into Jerusalem as the King of Israel - but not the sort of King that Israel expects or wants. And we will think about what a Christian response to politics should be in light of the revolving door of Prime Ministers in Australia.
Join us for our first ever Roundtable Discussion at the Word Grows. In this conversation, I chat with three other ministers that I studied with about the two deaths people never want to talk about - our death and Jesus' death. We ask why our society is so uncomfortable talking about death and then discuss Penal Substitutionary Atonement - and why this central doctrine often gets pushed to the side.
Let's do something no one ever does - let's talk about death. In this episode we look at John 11 and think about the two deaths people never want to talk about - death. Also check out my roundtable discussion (released alongside this episode) - a chat with a bunch of my Moore college mates about why people won't talk about dying, and why some Christians are moving away from the doctrine that Jesus died for our sins.
In this episode we will find out why some people accept the gospel whilst others reject it. I will also do an incredibly quick review of Rico Tice's Honest Evangelism and offer some reflections on what we can learn from the great Sydney evangelist, Chappo.