Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for April 2019.
Looking at God (all articles) for April 2019What’s the point of Easter? From the Vicar The Beatitudes – ‘Blessed are the Poor in Spirit’ Easter joy A time to mourn Charles Wesley’s hymn for Easter: Christ the Lord is risen today! ** Editor: The Rev Paul Hardingham, on the power that we need… What’s the point of Easter? As we... (2098 words)
What’s the point of Easter?As we celebrate Easter, it raises the question: What difference can the Resurrection make to my life? My past is forgiven: Have you ever been half-way through a project and wanted to start again? In life we all have regrets about things we have done, said or thought. The good news is that Jesus died... (294 words)
From the VicarAs we celebrate Easter, What difference can the resurrection make to my life? My past is forgiven: Have you ever been half-way through a project and wanted to start again? In life we all have regrets about things we have done, said or thought. The good news is that Jesus died to forgive these things:... (272 words)
The Beatitudes – ‘Blessed are the Poor in Spirit’Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). The word blessed describes how we can live under God’s blessing. Jesus talks about the ‘beautiful attitudes’ (Billy Graham) that characterise followers of Jesus. They speak more about ‘who we are’ than ‘what we do’ and reflect perfectly the character of Jesus that... (296 words)
Easter joyI remember vividly a simple poster I saw on the notice board of our local Methodist Chapel. It had a silhouette of three crosses on a hill, and underneath the words, ‘FOR YOU’. Nothing fancy or clever, but a clear presentation of the Easter message, and it struck me deeply. At Easter our thoughts are... (295 words)
Have you lost someone you loved?I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women. How the mighty have fallen! 2 Samuel 1:26 A lament is a passionate expression of grief, a heartfelt cry of sadness. Here David, who composed some of the most memorable... (315 words)
Charles Wesley’s great hymn for Easter: Christ the Lord is risen today!Jesus’s death on the cross, and His resurrection on Easter morning are both part of the redemption story. Paul links them in this way: ‘He was delivered for our offences [the Cross] and raised again [the Resurrection] for our justification’ (Romans 4:25). Charles Wesley does likewise in his glorious Easter anthem. Christ the Lord is... (446 words)
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