Notes from Nathan

Free from the bondage of sin

Jesus offers to give us a new life, that we can be re-born, given a 2nd chance to set things right.  How does this work, and what can I do to lay hold of that promise?        

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Peace be with you

After His resurrection Jesus gave His disciples three things that gave them peace.  What can we learn from that day, that can help us find peace in the world today?        

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Jesus brings HOPE

What does the Bible tell us when we fear we might be losing our hope?  Where are we to turn, who are we to lean on?        

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Out of darkness

Why do you think it is that people don’t want Jesus in their lives?  Why does it say in John 1, that Jesus came but they did not receive Him?            

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We use God’s weapons

If people are not our enemy, who is?  And how are we do defeat such a foe?  What is the purpose of the war?      

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Is sorry enough?

When we have hurt someone, is it enough to just say sorry?  What guidance does the Bible give us on this?

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Who did it?

In scripture we have been told that we are dead.  But what killed us?  Who is at fault that we are dead?  

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The game of hurting yourself to hurt others

There should be a difference between how the world and Christians deal with conflict.  Is the saying “an eye for an eye” a game that we should be playing?  Should we be playing a game that harms us, just to hurt others?

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Playing games with God

Christ warned about the mindset of Monopoly, but all board games have some way to measure success: determining how you win or lose. How do measure success in how we live for Christ? How do we know whether we’ve actually stored up treasures in heaven?

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Seeing Jesus’ Glory

Isaiah talks of seeing Jesus’ glory.  What does that mean for us?  And what does that mean we are to do?

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