The Event that Changed the Universe - God Does the Impossible - Establishes Hope
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The Event that Changed the Universe – God Does the Impossible – Establishes Hope

Today we will look at the Biblical accounts of the resurrection of Jesus.  To do that, I have put together all of the Gospel accounts and the Book of Acts.  To permit you to trace each passage where it comes from, I have coloured the text of each source:  Matthew …


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The Event that Changed the Universe - Making Sure Jesus Stays Dead
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The Event that Changed the Universe – Making Sure Jesus Stays Dead

‘The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.  ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, “After three days I will rise again.”  So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until …


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The Event that Changed the Universe - The Day God’s blood was shed
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The Event that Changed the Universe – The Day God’s blood was shed

The provocative title for this article in the series only makes sense if Jesus is, as St. Paul wrote, ‘the visible image of the invisible God.’  Many people stumble of the notion of God being both one and three, but ask any of them if they can let you have …


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The Event that Changed the World - Jesus´ Final Instructions to His Disciples before His Arrest
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The Event that Changed the Universe – Jesus´ Final Instructions to His Disciples before His Arrest

Avoiding the religious leaders who were looking to find a way to arrest Him, Jesus arranges to meet with His disciples to speak with them his final words.  John records much of the conversation that night.  It is worth reading at a sitting. ‘It was just before the Passover Festival. …


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The Event that Changed the Universe - The End of the World as We Know It
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The Event that Changed the Universe – The End of the World as We Know It

The next day the disciples have conversations with Jesus about the glories of the temple, and Jesus predicts that the temple will be destroyed, not one stoning standing on another.  Not realising that Jesus is predicting the Roman destruction of the temple that happened in 70 AD some forty years …


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The Event that Changed the Universe - Who gave you this authority
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The Event that Changed the Universe – Who gave you this authority?

During these days, it was recorded that Jesus would go up to the temple, teach the crowds and heal the sick – and they were cured, instantly.  The atmosphere was exhilarating, even the children would sing out, ‘Hosanna to the son of David’.  Hosanna is not a word that is …


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The event that changed the universe - Jesus explains what He is about to Do
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The event that changed the universe – Jesus explains what He is about to Do

Yesterday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a humble king, riding on a donkey.  The crowds had great expectations of their saviour king, but it had not occurred to them what his plan was. In this series I highlight just a few of the events of that week.  The next day, …


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The Event that Changed the Universe - Jesus Rides into Jerusalem
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The Event that Changed the Universe – Jesus Rides into Jerusalem

In relation to belief in God, the late Christopher Hitchens wrote: “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence”, an aphorism that has become known as ‘Hitchens’ razor’.  His point was that since assertions about God are unsupported by evidence, then those assertions can, and should, be …


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How the world works, and how it could in the future - Jesus for Muslims
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How the world works, and how it could in the future

In the 29 March 2019 issue of the London Financial Times, an article on page 6 caught my eye.  “OIL DEPENDENCY.  US shale bonanza boosts support for Israel, says official”, ran the headline. “The US shale boom has made it possible for the Trump administration to take stronger positions in …


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More Education needed at the UK’s Home Office - Christian Asylum Seekers
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More Education needed at the UK’s Home Office

The Home Office is facing yet more questions about its attitude towards Christian asylum seekers amid claims it rejected another Iranian man’s application to move to Britain by telling him, ‘your belief in Jesus is half-hearted’. An Iranian Asylum seeker who had converted from Islam to Christianity had his application …


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