Posts tagged gospel
What is the gospel?

When Jesus began his ministry, he didn’t beat around the bush. His opening gambit was this: ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’ Mark 1:15

Gospel literally means ‘good news’.

But tucked away in Jesus’ dramatic entrance is also bad news. We can only grasp the good news, if first we hear the bad.

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Has God really forgiven me?

Are you sure God forgave you of that sin? It’s a pretty bad one. It’s not the first time you’ve done it either. Maybe you should confess it again? Just a few more times?

This is a typical conversation I have in my head – doubting God’s forgiveness and feeling guilty.

But some sins just seem too ugly for God to forgive straight away: adultery, shoplifting…surely they need extra big repentance?

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Unstuck – Tim Lane

Psychology and Christianity haven’t always been best friends.

In the age of pop-psyche-self-help, Christians have been wary of do-it-yourself strategies to change our broken lives.

Its fruit looks attractive, but it goes off pretty quickly – the change doesn’t last. 

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