A Letter from a 10 Year Old

A young friend of mine recently had to write a “persuasive letter” at his Christian school. This is a boy with whom when he was six I went on an hour long walk to discuss Satan! I share this to encourage us as to how the Lord is at work in some youth, and to challenge us to examine whether our Christian maturity is in step with our years of experience. Do we have this boy’s heart, knowledge and persuasiveness?

Dear Isaac,

Shouldn’t you think about becoming a Christian? It would be a good idea.

First of all, if you don’t you’ll go to Hell. Hell is eternal punishment. Wouldn’t you rather go to Heaven, a perfect and wonderful place?

Secondly, God sent Jesus to save those who believe in him. John 3:17 says, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” Why else would Jesus come?

Lastly, in Heaven you will get a new and perfect body. Your earthly body will not last. 1 Peter 1:24–25 says, “For all flesh is as grass and its glory as the flower of the grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of God remains forever.” All humans will pass but God lives forever.

Don’t you want to be a Christian? Doesn’t it sound great? I am one and I want you to be one too.

From,

William 🙂

 

The Lord’s Sweetest Blessings,

Pastor Chris

Evidence for Easter

The sum of your word is truth (Ps 119:160a)

It is a known fact that Christianity hangs or falls on whether the events of that first Easter were indeed true as Christians claim. When looking for evidence to build ourselves up in the faith or in seeking to share what the Bible says with sceptics (apologetics-defending the faith) it is helpful to examine the evidence for Easter.

Popular apologist Lee Strobel (author of the Case for… series, including the Case for Easter), helpfully gives us 4 bite sized snippets to encourage and to share:

the 4 E’s of Easter

  1. Execution
  2. Early Accounts
  3. Empty Tomb
  4. Eye Witnesses