Post date: May 16, 2017 1:51:06 AM
Christianity has for almost 2000 years been driven by its core sacred texts, a collection of 66 books of various genres called The Bible. At the 'theological centre' of The Bible is four accounts of Jesus life, called "the gospels". Without the gospels, literally the good news's, the Bible would mean something completely different to us. Jesus frames and guides our faith, because our faith is indeed not driven by the written word, but by him, the living word, the one who fully reveals God to us.
Even still, we rely on written accounts of this living person to learn how to live as children of God. No wonder Christianity is expressed in thousands of different ways across the world. We have the great task of studying these accounts which frame the rest of the sacred scriptures, and learning together to 'follow Jesus' in this day and age.
The gospels present us with a fascinating account of an amazing man who we claim is not dead, but alive. So we follow not just the man who lived 2000 years ago, but the living God incarnate, who now dwells within the believer each and every day. Yet it is the way he lived as the man Jesus of Nazareth that is our prime example to follow and model our lives after.
So, what can we learn from these 'good news' accounts that we've missed or forgotten? What do the good news's teach us about how we follow the living Jesus now, today. That... is worth exploring.