Posts by Nick Jefson

Posts by Nick Jefson

Bible Basics: How Should I Read the Bible?

The Bible is not like any other book because it has a Divine Author as well as a human author. Because of this, we should approach the text of Scripture with reverence and a heart seeking to worship God. We should read the Bible as a method of worshipping God and enjoying a relationship with Him. While that may sound easy at first, the text of the Bible itself can be a bit daunting to engage with. Fortunately, there are…

Bible Basics: Why Should I Read the Bible?

Why should I read the Bible? We read the Bible because it contains God’s truth. The Bible is the means through which God has engaged the world with the message of Jesus Christ. It also points to the sovereignty of God over all peoples throughout all times. By the virtue of it being “God-breathed” it is an outflow of the very nature of God. He has chosen to reveal His truth to us through the text of Scripture and we…

Bible Basics: What is the Bible?

What is the Bible? The Bible is the Holy Book of the Christian faith. It is a collection of various writings that all point to the redemptive movement of God throughout history. The Bible covers many topics from the creation of the world to the history of the nation of Israel and of course the life, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While there is much to consider when approaching the Biblical text, several things are of utmost importance.…

Why Did Jesus Die?

Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration. Christians all over the world take this time every year and focus upon the resurrection of Jesus. The Friday before Easter Sunday is Good Friday when we intentionally remember the death of Jesus on a Roman cross. But why is this story of Jesus’ death so important? Was it really necessary for Jesus to die? Surely there must have been a different way to gain salvation. Simply put, Jesus had to die.…