Richard Burgess, 06.05.2022 In my last post I spoke about the fact we are justified by faith in Christ alone. That Jesus plus nothing truly equals everything! Too good to be true? Not at all, it is the gospel, the Good News! That is the magnificence of the gospel! It's done. As Paul says in … Continue reading How shall we live?
Richard Burgess One of the biggest questions relating to the Christian life is the question of faith and works - is it really faith only, or is it faith and works, and if so how much faith, and how much works, 90%/10%? 80/20? Or 50/50 etc? And if so, what kind of works? It’s a … Continue reading Justified by faith or by faith and works?
Richard Burgess, 12.12.2021. Now everybody loves a story, look at all the books, films, plays… we immerse ourselves in them but they only captivate for a time… Many today are lost and looking for a story, a transcendent one, one that unifies and gathers up and gives them hope. The world we are living in, … Continue reading Why should I believe in Christmas/Jesus?
Richard Burgess, 23.12.2021 Words are containers carrying the freight of ideas. Some large, some small, many in between. Naming in Biblical times was no small thing. Names carried freight. They meant something, said something, about the child they were being given to. You shall name him Jesus. For Mary and Joseph it was not a … Continue reading The power of a name
A champion celebrates Richard Burgess, 21.11.2021 We all love a champion, especially someone who beats all the odds. Back in September we were taken up with the amazing story of 18 year old Emma Raducanu who came from almost nowhere to win the US open... Her victory also inspired others – “if she can do … Continue reading Jesus – the Champion