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Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

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Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

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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 […]

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Jesus’ Parables – An introduction to the Kingdom of God

Why did Jesus teach using stories?

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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 Kingdom of God

What did Jesus teach about the Kingdom of God?

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The Kingdom of God

What did Jesus teach about the Kingdom of God?

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Jesus taught a lot about the Kingdom of God – it was central to his teaching. But what exactly is the Kingdom of God, and how do people enter it? Christians believe that the Kingdom of God is not a physical place on earth – […]

Reflecting on the Bible

What can the Bible teach us?

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Reflecting on the Bible

What can the Bible teach us?

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Christians believe that all parts of the Bible are useful for learning about God. Take a look at some of these different kinds of writing. As you read them, think about these questions: What is God like? How might this passage comfort people reading it? […]

Parables: The Unforgiving Servant

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

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Parables: The Unforgiving Servant

What did Jesus teach about the importance of forgiving?

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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 […]

Prodigal Lost Son

Parables: The Lost Son

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‘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 […]

Jesus’ parables

What is a parable?

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Jesus’ parables

What is a parable?

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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 […]

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