Volume 4 No 2

 The primary focus of Face to Face is leading our readers into a deeper and more personal relationship with God. He has already done everything necessary to make this relationship possible by sending his Son to die for us. This special Easter issue commemorates the amazing sacrifice that God made, proving his love and desire to be in relationship with us for eternity. We examine how we can be certain that the crucifixion and resurrection did in fact take place, as well as what this means to us today. Several other issues are dealt with as well, but there is no need for me to tell you about them - just turn the pages and read them for yourself.

I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank those of you who have given so generously to make the publication of Face to Face possible. This magazine comes to you free of charge, but not without cost. Without your donations, we would not be able continue spreading the Good News of Jesus in this way! Many of those who need the hope offered by the Gospel cannot afford to pay for it, and through your generosity we are able to continue to offer Face to Face free of charge to all who request it.

Thanks too, to those who have taken the time out to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), and given us such positive feedback and good suggestions on how to make this magazine even better.

We did receive two letters complaining about the picture of a prostitute on the cover of the last issue of Face to Face. I sincerely apologise for any offence that this may have caused to sensitive readers. However, we cannot hide from this and other very real issues and pretend they do not exist. The greater body of Christ needs to continue to challenge these wrongs wherever we encounter them. It was never our intention to degrade women in any way, or to imply that this lifestyle is acceptable, but rather to highlight the fact that God’s grace applies to all people, even those that society may look down on, and to offer this good news to those who may feel hopelessly trapped.

Have a Blessed Easter, and let’s remember to focus on the important things in life; our relationship with God and those around us.


Enjoy the Ride

“I am glad it is over,” my friend told me two days after Christmas.

The heart of encouragement

My stomach knotted up tightly in anguish as the awful reality of what was happening struck home.

Passing The Ark: A Bible Study

Have you ever played “pass the parcel”? In this game you don’t want to be the one holding the parcel when the music stops because, if you are, you’re out!

One at a Time, Please

What did first-century believers do in their worship meetings? The Bible gives us only a few glimpses into the details.

Transformed letters

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail?In this day of e-mails, Twitter, and Facebook most of us don’t receive as many letters as we used to.

Crowned with thorns

When Jesus was on trial for his life, the soldiers twisted thorns into a makeshift crown and jammed it on his head (John 19:2).

God told me

“God told me to move my family to Saudi Arabia.”

The Empty Tomb What’s in It for You?

We don’t know precisely when. We are not sure exactly where.

The gloves are off

It was a beautiful, sparkling day outside as I walked into the clinic.

Bruised ribs and

Not so long ago (while lying upside down at the bottom of a car-inspection pit), I felt very sorry for myself.

The evidence for Easter

For some, the events that took place at Easter, more than 2000 years ago, simply amount to a story Christians like to tell.

The wave of victory

When visiting Jerusalem many years ago, I came across a children’s clinic named Talitha Cumi.

THE COPERNICAN SHIFT

Blame it on Copernicus. The world was rocking along pretty well until he came along in 1543 and announced that the sun, and not the earth was the centre of...

The Resurrection - vitally important to everyone

Easter is a time of great excitement, especially for little children.Unfortunately their joy is short lived, as it is mostly about bunnies and chocolate eggs.