This week, Pete looks at one of the most asked questions about the Christian faith - why do we always talk about the death of Christ? Why is it so important that He was hung on a cross? Why do Christians wear a cross around their neck? Isn't it all a bit morbid? Or is there more to it than that?
We are looking at the trial of Jesus and see how people pleasing pleasing caused men to abandon their values, destroyed the leadership of one man and caused hundreds of people to be manipulated in to doing stuff that was fundamentally wrong.
In a short message, Matt will be unpicking the story of the first Easter, when two ladies called Mary and Mary went to visit the tomb of Jesus only to find it empty. We look at the extraordinary events that followed and ask how it impacts us today.
Faith and motherhood. Do these two things mix? Does faith make a difference to being a Mum? What about when things go wrong? Here are the stories from everyday Mum's and their journeys of faith and motherhood.
Have you ever had to deal with difficult people? They look to build themselves up at your expense, maybe even ridicule you. They are ... well, just plain old difficult to deal with. Well, you are not alone. Jesus had the exact same problem. So how does He deal with them, and what can we learn from that? What can we learn about how to deal with criticism, how to deal with haters and how to deal with difficult people?
Overcoming adversity - part 3. When it comes to overcoming adversity, we often find ourselves praying and asking God for help. But does that make sense? Does God even care about my prayers? Does He even listen? And if He hears me - will he actually do anything? This week we take a look at what Jesus says about prayer, and how we can know what God's plan for our lives is.
Overcoming adversity - part 2. If positive thinking isn't the answer (what we talked about last week), then what is? What is Jesus' strategy for overcoming adversity and obstacles? This week we carry on looking at Mark 11, where Jesus tells about mountain-moving faith...but it's not what you'd expect!
We all have obstacles and adversity to deal with - heck, we are in the middle of a pandemic that is affecting us all. So how to do we overcome such things? Well, the standard answer is just to think positively, be optimistic, see the glass as half full..but does that really work? Or does Jesus have some other advice to give us?