NH16 Logo What did Jesus say

1916… Before the Easter Rising. Before the Somme. Before partition, the Belfast blitz. Before thirty years of troubles. Before the term ‘Good Friday’ became synonymous with political agreements. Before human rights and equality commissions. Before parks, shops, cinemas and sport were open on Sundays. Before secularism, consumerism, and multi-culturalism. Before television, internet, smartphones and social media. 100 years on…

Life has changed. Culture has changed. Attitudes have changed. The world we live in, the stories we tell, the experiences we have come through, have shaped and molded us. Yet Jesus came and spoke of an everlasting kingdom and taught us to pray that this kingdom will come and his will be done here on earth. What does this mean for us? Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, the perishing, to turn the tide of a people turning their back on God. What does this mean for us? Jesus came and established his church, his people, against whom the very gates of the hell he spoke of would not prevail. What does this mean for us?  And does this message shape and mold us, the world we live in, the stories we tell, and our experience of life? New Horizon 2016… The Jesus Way.