Bible

The Good Samaritan

How should we treat other people?

Good samaritan art

Good samaritan art                            The Good Samaritan

Parables are special stories that Jesus told to help teach us how we should live. The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us how we should treat others.

Click here for the Parable of the Good Samaritan with text and added symbols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookmark

Related Items

The Messiah

What do Christians believe about this important figure?

  • Life
  • Text
oil

The Messiah

What do Christians believe about this important figure?

  • Life
  • Text

What does ‘Messiah’ mean? You may have heard the term ‘messiah’ in popular culture. The 18th century composer Handel wrote a choral work called The Messiah, featuring the famous ‘Hallelujah’ chorus. People often use the term ‘messiah complex’ to describe someone who acts like they […]

The Atonement

An introduction

  • Life
  • Text
P&P-CHURCH HISTORY-COL CROSS

The Atonement

An introduction

  • Life
  • Text

The Atonement – what is it? The Atonement is one of the biggest concepts in Christianity. It provides the answer to the question, why did Jesus die? A helpful way of thinking of the atonement is found in the word itself. Christians believe that humankind […]

The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

  • Issues
  • Video
grace

The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

  • Issues
  • Video

Christians believe in an all-powerful God who created the world and provides for people. He is also described in the Bible as a judge who will one day bring ultimate justice to the world and everyone in it. So this begs the question: how do […]

Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

  • Jesus
  • Text
Salvation

Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

  • Jesus
  • Text

One of the biggest questions about Jesus’ death is – why? If God can do anything, surely He could forgive people just by saying the word. Was it really necessary that Jesus died? If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone. Theologians have been exploring […]

The Village

A modern parable

  • Life
  • Text
village-in-the-vineyard-1404203

The Village

A modern parable

  • Life
  • Text

There once lived a rich man with a heart of gold. He had seen how more and more people were struggling to afford a home, and his heart broke to see the terrible problems this was causing them. But one bright morning it occurred to him that […]

John’s Prologue

What does this passage from John’s gospel suggest about Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Text
BIBLE-OT-CREATION-LIGHT

John’s Prologue

What does this passage from John’s gospel suggest about Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Text

John chapter 1 is very often known as ‘John’s Prologue’. A prologue is an opening or introduction to a bigger piece of work. In a play, the prologue is often a dramatic recitation given by the narrator that will help the audience know what to […]

BIBLE-OT-CREATION-LIGHT

John’s Prologue – analysis

What was remarkable about Jesus' arrival on earth 2000 years ago?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The opening verses of John’s gospel is designed to paint the big picture of Jesus – who he was, what he came to do, and what it means for all people. Read the passage and comments below, and reflect on some of the questions for […]

Easter

What makes this festival so special?

  • Festivals
  • Text
018-gnpi-82-jesus-resurrection

Easter

What makes this festival so special?

  • Festivals
  • Text

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Easter’? Bunnies? Hot cross buns? Gooey creme eggs? Easter is one of the most special times in the year for Christians – and very little of it has to do with chocolate! ‘Easter’ is a season […]

God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

  • Issues
  • Video
Krish

God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

  • Issues
  • Video

How can an event that happened 2000 years ago many miles way make a difference to anybody’s life today? RE:quest spoke to theologian Dr. Krish Kandiah about what makes Jesus’ death on the cross such an important part of Christian belief. To find out more […]

Jesus’ teaching about eternal life

What do Christians believe about eternal life?

  • Life
  • Text
Jesus Appears_11

Jesus’ teaching about eternal life

What do Christians believe about eternal life?

  • Life
  • Text

What happens to us after death has been the theme of many a book and film – it is a subject that has fascinated people from the beginning of time. Some people hope that heaven is a real place, where they’ll be reunited with loved […]

  • Life
  • Text
Prayer

Christian Spirituality -Prayer as an act of worship

How and why do Christians pray?

  • Life
  • Text

Do you know anyone who prays? Some people pray regularly but sometimes prayer isn’t something people give much throught to at all. People pray in many different ways for lots of reasons. Christians see prayer as an important part of their relationship with God, after all […]

Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

  • Life
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-WORRY

Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

  • Life
  • Text

Life can be full of noise and distractions and many people like to practice meditation as an opportunity to unwind or reflect. Perhaps one might go to a meditation class or listen to a meditation CD. Some people practise yoga or pilates which include elements of meditation to help calm and […]

Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

  • Jesus
  • Text
03_RichMan_Lazarus_JPEG_1024

Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Have you ever given money to charity? Maybe you’ve bought the Big Issue or given to someone busking in the street? Perhaps you chose to give in other ways? Jesus told a story about a rich man and a begger called Lazarus. In fact it’s […]

  • Jesus
  • Text
Mustard seeds

Jesus’ Parables – An introduction to the Kingdom of God

Why did Jesus teach using stories?

  • Jesus
  • Text

A parable is a story where one thing is used to illustrate another and they often have an unusual character or a surprising action. Jesus taught using parables to encourage people to think and respond and often used parables when people asked him a question. The […]

The Sermon on the Mount-Revenge and Love of Enemies

Learn what Jesus meant by Love your Enemies.

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHINE-JUDGING

The Sermon on the Mount-Revenge and Love of Enemies

Learn what Jesus meant by Love your Enemies.

  • Jesus
  • Text

“You have to admit, love your enemies is a strange thing to say. I couldn’t quite believe it as I heard his words ripple through the crowd. What, even the Romans who have come to occupy our land? How are we supposed to love them? The […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

  • Jesus
  • Text
02_Esther_Part_2_1024

The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Have you ever raised money for charity? Maybe you have done a sponsored walk, worn a red nose or had your hair shaved off. Many people like to support charities. They make a big difference raising money for lots of worthy causes. In the past many people […]

The Sermon on the Mount -Adultery and Divorce

What did Jesus say about adultery and divorce?

  • Jesus
  • Text
16_Jesus_Alive_1024

The Sermon on the Mount -Adultery and Divorce

What did Jesus say about adultery and divorce?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Discussing relationship breakdown can be very emotive especially when unfaithfulness is involved. When Jesus tackled the issue of being unfaithful in marriage and marriage breakdown it’s important to have some understanding of the culture to which he was speaking. In the Old Testament if a man […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Oaths, Vows and Promises

What did Jesus say about making promises?

  • Jesus
  • Text
10_Joseph_Angel_JPEG_1024

The Sermon on the Mount – Oaths, Vows and Promises

What did Jesus say about making promises?

  • Jesus
  • Text

“I swear to God”, “God only knows”, “It’s the God’s honest truth” ever heard phrases like this before? Jewish people made many promises by swearing oaths or making vows. It was a way of trying to persuade someone they were telling the truth, covering up a lie, or […]

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-money

The Sermon on the Mount – Riches and Posessions

What did Jesus say about money?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Money, you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. Money is a necessary part of life. We all need money and most of us would like at least a little extra money for those special treats. But when we become so focused […]

The Sermon on the Mount – The Law

What should our attitude to the law be?

  • Jesus
  • Text
10_Jesus_Teaching_1024

The Sermon on the Mount – The Law

What should our attitude to the law be?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Ever listened to a lecture or a speech or even a sermon? What was it like? Did you enjoy it? When we read “The Sermon on the Mount” at first glance it can seem like a long sermon or lecture. And yet this was like no other […]

The Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes

What did Jesus have to say about being blessed?

  • Jesus
  • Text
04_Jesus_Teaching_1024

The Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes

What did Jesus have to say about being blessed?

  • Jesus
  • Text

“Bless you” is a phrase that people often. But what does it really mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be a blessing to others? Jesus taught about this at the start of his public ministry when he addressed a crowd of people in […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Introduction

What did Jesus say about the way to live?

  • Jesus
  • Text
Jesus Teaching_29

The Sermon on the Mount – Introduction

What did Jesus say about the way to live?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The teaching of Jesus that has come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount, is recorded in the gospel of Matthew and similar teaching can also be found in Luke’s gospel. Both gospel accounts have this teaching  happening early in Jesus’ public ministry. It contains […]

The Greatest Commandment

What does it mean to love God and love your neighbour?

  • Jesus
  • Text
Jesus Teaching_18

The Greatest Commandment

What does it mean to love God and love your neighbour?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Jesus was once asked ‘Teacher which is the greatest commandment in the law?’  Rather than pick one specific commandment Jesus summarised the whole Jewish law in two principles – ‘love God and love others.’ In both the Old and New Testaments, love along with such attributes as […]

Feeding of the 5000

Find out what happened when Jesus fed a large crowd of people.

  • Jesus
  • Text
Jesus 5000

Feeding of the 5000

Find out what happened when Jesus fed a large crowd of people.

  • Jesus
  • Text

                              The Bible says that miracles are signposts that point to who Jesus is. In this miracle Jesus fed a large crowd of people with just 5 loaves and 2 fish. […]

Mary – a sister’s story

The raising of Lazarus from the dead - as told by his sister.

  • Bible
  • Video
Mary Thumb

Mary – a sister’s story

The raising of Lazarus from the dead - as told by his sister.

  • Bible
  • Video

Mary, Martha and Lazarus were amongst Jesus’ best friends. One day, however, when Lazarus needed Jesus the most – he seemed to be no where in sight. How would you feel if the man who had healed so many let your brother, his good friend, […]

Jesus

Who is Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery
Crucifixion

Jesus

Who is Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

You could say that what Christians believe about Jesus Christ is the most important thing in the Christian faith. After all, he had a whole religion named after him! But who was he, and just why is he so special? Think about what you already […]

Christianity Basically Jesus

Christianity Basically: Jesus Christ

Who is God the Son?

  • Life
  • Video

Christians believe in the Trinity – that is, in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is important to realise that this does not mean that Christians believe in three gods – they do not. Christians believe in one God that has three parts. Christians […]

The cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

  • Jesus
  • Video
Why did Jesus die?

The cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

  • Jesus
  • Video

Is anyone perfect? Is it even worth trying to be perfect? What is sin? Is there any consequence to sin? What does it mean for us that Jesus died on the cross? Find out a Christian view about sin, the impact it has on us […]

The incarnation

Is it possible to know what God is like?

  • Issues
  • Text
Jesus Birth_12

The incarnation

Is it possible to know what God is like?

  • Issues
  • Text

There’s no denying Christmas holds a special place in many people’s hearts. But why? For some it may be the chance to party with friends and family. Others might cherish the opportunity to reflect on the important things in life, like being generous to others. […]

ISSUES-PREJUDICE-WOMEN-BIBLE

Christmas in the Bible

Discover more about the characters in the Christmas nativity.

  • Festivals
  • Timeline

Joseph

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to raise God's son as your own?

  • Festivals
  • Video
blah blah

Joseph

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to raise God's son as your own?

  • Festivals
  • Video

This film is from the Relive Film series. Find more films from Relive at reliveresources.co.uk. Imagine being engaged to be married – you are excited and cannot wait for the wedding day to come around. Imagine then discovering that the lady you are planning to […]

Prejudice

What's the issue?

  • Issues
  • Text
1024px-Martin_Luther_King_Jr_NYWTS_4

Prejudice

What's the issue?

  • Issues
  • Text

Britain in the 21st century boasts a diverse population, representing different nationalities and ethnicities, beliefs and values. Technological advances have meant that the world is at our fingertips, waiting to be explored and encountered. Many would agree that increasing diversity and multiculturalism is a positive […]

Jesus’ teaching: Love

What did Jesus teach about love?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-LOVE

Jesus’ teaching: Love

What did Jesus teach about love?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Jesus’ teaching is very clear we are to love one another – even those who you consider to be your enemies. You have heard people say, “Love your neighbors and hate your enemies.” But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who […]

Jesus’ view of Crime and Punishment

How might Jesus’ example impact a Christian’s view of punishment?

  • Issues
  • Text
ElizabethFry2small

Jesus’ view of Crime and Punishment

How might Jesus’ example impact a Christian’s view of punishment?

  • Issues
  • Text

For Christians, Jesus’ teaching and actions have a huge influence over their perspectives on ethical issues. In the case of punishment, Jesus is repeatedly shown to look beyond what people have done and offer mercy to them. One example is found in John’s gospel. In […]

Jesus and Conflict

Is Jesus for or against conflict?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-PEACE&CON-ALTERNATIVES

Jesus and Conflict

Is Jesus for or against conflict?

  • Issues
  • Text

For many Christians, the teaching and example of Jesus provides the most important basis for their ethical decisions. So what was his perspective on conflict? Jesus lived through tough political times. In the first century, Israel was occupied by the Romans – a strong and […]

Stations of the Cross

What happened on Jesus' journey to the cross?

  • Festivals
  • Timeline
stations (12)

Stations of the Cross

What happened on Jesus' journey to the cross?

  • Festivals
  • Timeline

Ascension Day

What is remembered on Ascension Day?

  • Festivals
  • Text
Jesus Appears_3

Ascension Day

What is remembered on Ascension Day?

  • Festivals
  • Text

Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection – when he came back to life after being crucified. But the gospel story does not end there. The next chapter comes on the day known as ‘Ascension Day’. It is the day when Christians believe Jesus returned […]

Gold_star_christmas_ornament

Christmas

What makes Christmas so special?

  • Festivals
  • Video

Christmas is probably the most popular of all Christian festivals. From the beginning of September shops and restaurants are getting ready for the ‘Christmas rush.’ Most schools will put on Christmas plays, in towns Christmas lights decorate the streets and Christmas trees can be seen everywhere. […]

The First Christmas

What do we learn about Christmas in the Bible?

  • Festivals
  • Video

Christmas is an important time for Christians. It is the time when they remember God coming to earth in the form of a baby (this is known as the incarnation). In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us.’ The […]

Reading the Bible

When and where do Christians read the Bible?

  • Bible
  • Text
BIBLE-READING THE BIBLE- two girls

Reading the Bible

When and where do Christians read the Bible?

  • Bible
  • Text

At home Many Christians will spend time each day in a quiet place, praying, reading the Bible and thinking about what it says. Jesus said: “When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly”. (Matthew 6:6) […]

History of the Early Church

How did the Church begin?

  • People
  • Text
Colosseum-2003-07-09

History of the Early Church

How did the Church begin?

  • People
  • Text

The early Christian Church began in Jerusalem and the surrounding area and grew out of the Jewish tradition. Jesus and his disciples were all Jews. The first Christians therefore did not meet in separate churches but continued to meet in the local Jewish synagogues. St […]

Prejudice and the Bible

Is the Bible racist?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-PREJUDICE-RACISM

Prejudice and the Bible

Is the Bible racist?

  • Issues
  • Text

Jesus was a victim of both religious and racial discrimination. Israel was under occupation by the Roman Empire, causing tension and animosity on both sides. There was hatred between the Jews and their neighbours of mixed race, the Samaritans (i.e. people from a region called […]

Good Friday

What do Christians remember on Good Friday?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery
P&P-CHURCH HISTORY-COL CROSS

Good Friday

What do Christians remember on Good Friday?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery

Good Friday is the Friday of Holy Week, the Friday before Easter Day. It is thought that the name Good Friday is an altered form of God’s Friday. But many people say that ‘Good’ Friday is an appropriate name: on this special day, God showed […]

Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

  • Festivals
  • Video
Prayer

Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

  • Festivals
  • Video

It is on Easter Sunday that the fasting and sadness of Lent turns to joyful celebration as Christians celebrate the Resurrection and declare that death is defeated and Jesus is alive. Jesus had told the disciples before he was arrested that he would be crucified […]

Good Friday

How do Christians remember Jesus' death on Good Friday?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery
Good Friday Walk of Witnesses

Good Friday

How do Christians remember Jesus' death on Good Friday?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery

Good Friday is both a time of sadness and a time of thankfulness. Sadness as Christians remember the suffering that Jesus endured but thankfulness as they think about how he suffered and died as a sign of God’s love for all people. Some Christians will […]

Pentecost

What do Christians celebrate at Pentecost?

  • Festivals
  • Text
festivals-pentecost-dove fire

Pentecost

What do Christians celebrate at Pentecost?

  • Festivals
  • Text

Before Jesus returned back to heaven he set out for the disciples the work he now expected them to do: ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name […]

Sayings of Jesus

How much of what Jesus said do you know?

  • Jesus
  • Video

Sayings of Jesus

How much of what Jesus said do you know?

  • Jesus
  • Video

What did Jesus say while He was here on earth? Test your knowledge of what Jesus said about a range of different subjects…

Resurrection evidence

What happened to Jesus' body?

  • Jesus
  • Video
LIFE-WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN

Resurrection evidence

What happened to Jesus' body?

  • Jesus
  • Video

After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a cave and a large rock was rolled in front of the entrance. Roman guards were ordered to stand and keep watch over it to ensure that the body wasn’t stolen. However, after three days, Christians […]

Parables: The Unforgiving Servant

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

Parables: The Unforgiving Servant

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

Jesus taught people using stories called ‘Parables’. The Unforgiving Servant is a parable about forgiveness. Watch the film here and think for yourself: Are there things that you would forgive and things that you wouldn’t forgive? Should we forgive other people? When you do things […]

Jesus is baptised

What happened at Jesus' baptism?

  • Jesus
  • Text
LIFE-ROP-Jesus Baptism

Jesus is baptised

What happened at Jesus' baptism?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Baptism was already popular in the time of Jesus. It demonstrated a person’s commitment to living God’s way rather than their own. Jesus had a cousin called John who baptised people. He was known as John the Baptist. John was a preacher. He told people […]

Jesus’ Teaching: Prayer

What did Jesus teach about prayer?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING;PRAYER-girl

Jesus’ Teaching: Prayer

What did Jesus teach about prayer?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Prayer is important for Christians, as they believe it is one of the main ways through which our relationship with God can grow deeper. Just as we grow closer to our friends when we spend time with them, so Christians believe that in spending time […]

Jesus’ Teaching: Faith

What did Jesus teach about having faith?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-FAITH

Jesus’ Teaching: Faith

What did Jesus teach about having faith?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The dictionary states that the definition of faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Jesus had absolute faith in God the Father and encourages people to have the same faith. One day Jesus’ disciples asked him to increase their faith but he […]

Meet a Christian…

What unites Christians?

  • Life
  • Video gallery
Archbishop of York

Meet a Christian…

What unites Christians?

  • Life
  • Video gallery

Christians come in all different shapes and sizes, but they do have one thing in common – they believe in Jesus Christ as somebody special who has changed their life. Hear some stories here.

LIFE-WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN

What is a Christian?

  • Life
  • Text

Perhaps the clue to what a Christian is can be found in the name. The word ‘Christian’ is actually a nickname – it literally means ‘little Christ’. It was a nickname given to men and women in the first century who went about talking about […]

Timeline of Jesus’ Life

What do the Gospels tell us?

  • Jesus
  • Timeline
15_Cleansing_Temple_1024

Timeline of Jesus’ Life

What do the Gospels tell us?

  • Jesus
  • Timeline

What do we know about Jesus? How do we know about his life and work? What are the key features of Jesus’ life?

Jesus and the Christian faith

Why do Christians worship him?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-IMPORTANT-WAYTRUTHLIFE

Jesus and the Christian faith

Why do Christians worship him?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Jesus spent 3 years meeting and teaching people. When he died he left a devoted group of a few hundred followers. Today, 2 billion people worldwide call themselves Christians. What makes Jesus so central to Christians’ lives today? For many, he is seen in the […]

Jesus today

Why do people choose to follow Jesus in the 21st century?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery
The Way, The Truth, The Life - Thumbnail Still

Jesus today

Why do people choose to follow Jesus in the 21st century?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

It’s easy to think of Jesus as somebody who lives in history books. But Jesus is really important to Christians– not just as somebody who said and did amazing things 2000 years ago but as somebody who is a friend to them today. Most Christians […]

Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery
Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 16.34.29

Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

  • Festivals
  • Video gallery

If the first question about the Resurrection – Jesus’ return from death – is ‘Did it happen?’, the second is ‘Does it really matter?’ Take a look at these films to find out how Christians have responded to that question.

The Resurrection

What do Christians believe happened on Easter Sunday?

  • Festivals
  • Text
018-gnpi-82-jesus-resurrection

The Resurrection

What do Christians believe happened on Easter Sunday?

  • Festivals
  • Text

What happened on Good Friday is important to Christians. But Jesus’ death on Good Friday isn’t the end of the story. Christians believe that Jesus did not stay dead, but came back to life three days later on Easter Sunday. This is known as the […]

Sin – what is it?

What do Christians mean by the word 'sin'?

  • Jesus
  • Video

Sin – what is it?

What do Christians mean by the word 'sin'?

  • Jesus
  • Video

Christians often talk about Jesus’ death as a way of bringing forgiveness for sin. But what is sin? Play the game and then read the explanation below. To play the game: The aim of the game is to fire a cannon ball from one side […]

Jesus’ death

What do Christians believe about why Jesus died?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-CROSS

Jesus’ death

What do Christians believe about why Jesus died?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Jesus died by being crucified. ‘Crucifixion’ means nailed to a cross. The cross was then lifted up outside the city walls (in Jesus’ case, Jerusalem) so everybody could see it. The people on the cross were then left to die in the hot sun. It […]

The Easter Story: Doubtless

Is the idea that Jesus came back to life too much to believe?

  • Festivals
  • Video

The Easter Story: Doubtless

Is the idea that Jesus came back to life too much to believe?

  • Festivals
  • Video

Would you believe that a dead person could come back to life? It would be understandable to doubt it. One of Jesus’ disciples, Thomas, has gone down in history as the one who doubted the reports of Jesus’ resurrection. This film is based on that […]

The Easter Story: Talk of the morning

What happened on the first Easter Sunday?

  • Festivals
  • Video

The Easter Story: Talk of the morning

What happened on the first Easter Sunday?

  • Festivals
  • Video

The gospels say that Jesus didn’t stay dead. Lots of witnesses saw Jesus die on a cross on Friday – but by the Sunday there were rumours that the tomb was empty and that he had appeared to some of his followers – Mary Magdalene […]

The Easter Story: The Centurion’s story

What happened when Jesus was on the cross?

  • Festivals
  • Video
Salvation

The Easter Story: The Centurion’s story

What happened when Jesus was on the cross?

  • Festivals
  • Video

The Bible says that Jesus died by being crucified by the Romans – that is, being nailed to a cross and left to die. The gospels quote a Roman soldier who watched Jesus die as saying ‘Surely this man was the Son of God.’ This […]

The Easter Story: Undeniable

What happened to Jesus' disciples after he was arrested?

  • Festivals
  • Video

The Easter Story: Undeniable

What happened to Jesus' disciples after he was arrested?

  • Festivals
  • Video

On the night before Jesus died – the night of his arrest – Jesus’ disciples ran away, scared for their lives. Peter was one of Jesus’ closest friends, but even he let Jesus down. During the Last Supper, which happened only hours before his arrest, […]

Jesus’ miracles: Turning water into wine

How did Jesus liven up a wedding party?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-MIRACLES-WATERWINE

Jesus’ miracles: Turning water into wine

How did Jesus liven up a wedding party?

  • Jesus
  • Text

According to the Gospel of John, this was the very first miracle – or ‘sign’ as John calls them – which Jesus did. Jesus, his mother and his disciples were all guests at a wedding in Cana, in Galilee. At the reception, the wine runs […]

Jesus’ miracles: Power over nature

What did Jesus do in the middle of a raging storm?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-MIRACLES-NATURE

Jesus’ miracles: Power over nature

What did Jesus do in the middle of a raging storm?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The Gospel writers were keen to show that Jesus had power over nature. One time Jesus and the disciples were in a boat on the Lake of Galilee late one night. A storm began. It was so strong that the boat they were in was […]

Jesus’ miracles: Raising the dead

What did Jesus do in the face of death?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-MIRACLE-JARIUS

Jesus’ miracles: Raising the dead

What did Jesus do in the face of death?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The gospels include stories of Jesus bringing people back to life.  Two of these are the raising of Jairus’ daughter and of his friend Lazarus. The story of Jairus’ daughter begins when Jesus is met by a large crowd on the side of Lake Galilee. […]

Jesus’ miracles: Healings

What happened when Jesus met people who were unwell?

  • Jesus
  • Text
side-img[1]

Jesus’ miracles: Healings

What happened when Jesus met people who were unwell?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The stories about Jesus tell us that he healed many different people with all kinds of problems. The blind, the deaf, those who could not speak and those with diseases all found healing by Jesus’ touch or his command. But Jesus is also seen to […]

Jesus’ miracles: the feeding of the 5,000

How did Jesus treat people who were hungry?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-MIRACLE-FEED 5000

Jesus’ miracles: the feeding of the 5,000

How did Jesus treat people who were hungry?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Miracles are often seen as signs by the Gospel writers to explain what sort of God Christians believe in and how Jesus his Son shows that. This story shows that Jesus can supply the basic needs we have – in John’s version of the story, […]

Jesus’ miracles: Jairus’ daughter

Jesus brings a girl back to life

  • Jesus
  • Video

Jesus’ miracles: Jairus’ daughter

Jesus brings a girl back to life

  • Jesus
  • Video

There are several stories in the gospels of Jesus bringing people back to life. In one story, Jesus heals a 12-year-old girl who has died. You can read about it Mark 5: 21-43 or watch a version of the story here.

LIFE-JESUS-MIRACLE?

What is a miracle?

  • Jesus
  • Text

When Christians talk about a miracle, they mean an event that is not ‘normal’ – that is, one that should not be able to happen according to the laws of nature. The Gospels describe 35 miracles that Jesus performed. Over half of these 35 stories […]

The Unforgiving Servant

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text
Benny the Boss Unforgiving

The Unforgiving Servant

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text

The parables were stories Jesus used which enabled him to explain his teachings in a way he knew that the people would remember. They were also a means in which he could teach tough principles that were central to the Christian faith. One of these […]

The Lost Son

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-PARABLE-LOST SON

The Lost Son

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text

‘The Lost Son’ is the third of a group of Jesus’ parables about the idea of losing and finding. In the first one, a shepherd has a hundred sheep and then goes looking for one who wanders off. In the second one, a woman who […]

Prodigal Lost Son

Parables: The Lost Son

  • Jesus
  • Video

‘The Lost (or Prodigal) Son’ is a very famous parable. It is the last of three parables Jesus tells about ‘lost’ things – first a sheep, then a coin, then finally a child. In the parable, the father represents God. The son represents the people […]

The Good Samaritan

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-PARABLES-SAMARITAN

The Good Samaritan

What does it mean?

  • Jesus
  • Text

We all have people that we find difficult to love, those we would rather not know or cannot ever say anything good about. Jesus is asked a question “Who is my neighbour?” – that is, whom am I responsible for? He does not give a […]

Parables: The Good Samaritian

  • Jesus
  • Video

One of the most famous parables of Jesus is known as ‘The Good Samaritan’. Samaritans were a group of people living next door to the Jews. (The Jews were the first people to hear Jesus’ story.) The Jews and the Samaritans were enemies and avoided […]

Jesus’ parables

What is a parable?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

Jesus’ parables

What is a parable?

  • Jesus
  • Video gallery

A parable is an imaginary story used to teach people a moral lesson (for example, how to treat people in need) or a spiritual lesson (for example, what God is like). In some ways, stories help people to understand things better. But Jesus also said […]

Jesus’ teaching: Money

What did Jesus teach about money and giving?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-money

Jesus’ teaching: Money

What did Jesus teach about money and giving?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Money. It can do wonderful things and change lives for the better. Equally, it can be a cause of stress, arguments and leave our lives in a mess. Having too much can make you greedy for more, having too little can make you desperate. The […]

What is the Bible?

Introduction to this best selling book.

  • Bible
  • Image gallery
BIBLE-INTRO-phone

What is the Bible?

Introduction to this best selling book.

  • Bible
  • Image gallery

Christians often refer to the Bible as ‘God’s Word’ and therefore see it as the most important book ever written. Although the Bible is more than 3000 years old Christians believe that, through this amazing book, God is still teaching, helping and guiding them today. […]

Jesus’ life and ministry

What do Christians believe about Jesus' life and ministry?

  • Jesus
  • Text
JESUS-WHAT SAY:DO

Jesus’ life and ministry

What do Christians believe about Jesus' life and ministry?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Jesus’ family Perhaps one of the most famous stories about Jesus is his birth: God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was […]

Questions about Jesus

What do we know about Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Text
QUESTION

Questions about Jesus

What do we know about Jesus?

  • Jesus
  • Text

Did Jesus really exist? Yes. The New Testament part of the Bible tells us about who Jesus was, what he did, and why. But other writings by people who weren’t Christians also talk about a man named Jesus. Roman and Jewish historians such as Josephus […]

Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

  • Festivals
  • Timeline
FESTIVALS-CMASTRAD-tree1

Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

  • Festivals
  • Timeline

Our calendar year is divided into four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each season has its special characteristics, colours and associations. For example Autumn is often associated with harvest, and the orange and yellow leaves that blow around in the blustery wind. It […]