Richard Burgess, 31.05.2022 Doesn't matter who we are, how old we are, where we are, everyone of us will have experienced disappointment at times - maybe you are right now. Things have not worked out as you expected, someone has let you down, you didn't get the qualification you had worked so hard for, you … Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment
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