A Word in Passing

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Barnes Baptist Church

Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QL



A WORD IN PASSING October 2018


All of us at one time or another ponder on the claims of the Christian faith. There are those who quickly dismiss it as a necessary driving force for the weak willed, and therefore it has no real value for the capable and less culpable. Others, while never wishing to deny the existence of God or indeed the claims of Jesus Christ find the concept of an active faith unnecessary. The third group, however are those who have questioned the purpose of life and their own existence. This group comprises young and old, the single and those with family. They have discovered that God is not an obscure force but a living personal reality in their lives. The have found in Jesus Christ, not just an example of how to live but One who gave Himself in order that people no longer need to see death as the end or fear the consequence of their sin.


The resureection of Jesus brings a new hope of a continued life with God for those who accept His provision. It needs to be said that in presenting this hope a further dimension of Christian faith exists for life now. Many Christians have found their lives enriched and re-vitalised in the knowledge that every day gives continual provision for the demands of life.


Jesus claim was that He had come to bring us life that we might, "have it to the full" John 10:10.

The invitation remains for all who have and all who continue to ponder life, existence and meaning. Wherever we are in life's journey God has so much more to teach us, so much more for us to experience in and through the 'life' He offers. To those wondering where they are, but more especially to those wondering why and who they are there is no better place to turn than the Creator's own God-breathed Scripture, (2 Timothy 3:16). "These," Jesus said, "are the Scriptures that testify about me." John 5:39. And these are the same Scriptures that will tell you all the essentials you need to know about yourself.