Monday, May 29, 2006

How I spent last Saturday...........
'Christianity Explored' is a name of a book by Rev Rico Tice and Barry Cooper. They're from All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, UK. It's also the name of a 10-week course aimed at people seeking to explore Christianity. In a nutshell it will answer who Jesus is, why He came and what we are to do about it. These two fellows were in town and they gave a crash course from 9am to 4pm.

Impossible to do justice to all that was covered but these are the key things I came away with.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. - 2 Corinthians 4:4.
We preach Christ, God opens blind eyes.
God created the world, created light....God can recreate our hearts.
But we have to be honest about God's wrath and the reality of judgement. We are not good people going to heaven, we are bad people not going to hell. God's judgement is proof that He's good.

There is so much wrong in the world because there is something wrong with us.....our hearts. The world is not the way it is supposed to be. We are not the way we are supposed to be. Each of us has a heart problem. Also otherwise known as sin. The heart of sin is ignoring God. We are in dire need of rescue. If we reject Jesus and continue in our sin, He will respect our decision.

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. - Romans 1:18
Personal application. Pray that Jesus would be an unavoidable issue in the non-believer's life. Need to weep more for the lost. Where are the tears?

Off tangent thought. That infamous author Dan Brown has, in my personal opionion, helped to raise the topic of Jesus. It is up to us to take full advantage of it and steer it in the right direction.
We preach Christ, God opens blind eyes.


Butterflies_Inside said...

I am looking to learn more about Christianity and this has helped me in some ways.


auntymich said...

I worshipped at All Souls the last time I was in London (some friends go there) & it was a great experience - beautiful music, hard hitting sermon, warm fellowship.