Easter 2019

The Evangelical Union invites you to

The Heart of Christianity

 

At Easter, Christians celebrate the historic story at the very heart of their faith.

It’s a story of betrayal and love, guilt and grace, sacrifice and new life. Join us in weeks 7 and 8 as we explore the surprising, wondrous, and beautiful message of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

6 talks on Main Campus

 

Tuesday 9 April, 1pm at Chemistry LT 1

The Sacrifice at the Heart of Christianity (Part I)

The night before Jesus died, he took one ancient religious ritual and transformed it for his disciples into a completely different celebration. What was the point? And why does it matter? This is the first of two talks by Matt Moffitt on the theme of “Sacrifice” at the Heart of Christianity.

 

Wednesday 10 April, 1pm at Education LT 351

The Scandal at the Heart of Christianity

Easter has now been trivialised to be about chocolate eggs and bunnies. But the Easter events of 33AD reveal a scandal at the very heart of Christianity. It’s a scandal that Christians can’t deny or escape. When that scandal is explained, people have very different reactions to it. Come and hear Al Stewart and decide for yourself.

 

Thursday 11 April, 12pm at Wilkinson LT 250 and 1pm at Carslaw LT 375

The Exchange at the Heart of Christianity

Who would you swap places with if you could? Someone more clever than you? Someone more fit or healthy? Someone with more power? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to change places with Jesus—who claimed to be a king, have unlimited power, and who people believe is immortal? Would he swap places with you? Would it matter? Christians believe that at the heart of Christianity is an exchange, a swapping of places. Come find out if it’s worth letting Jesus take your place and what what the difference might be.

 

Tuesday 16 April, 1pm at Chemistry LT 1

The Sacrifice at the Heart of Christianity (Part II)

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed that he wouldn’t have to die. Did God hear his prayer? Or did he really have to die? What was going on exactly? This is the second of two talks by Matt Moffitt on the Sacrifice at the Heart of Christianity.

 

Wednesday 17 April, 1pm at Education LT 351

The Evidence at the Heart of Christianity

Christianity, unlike the other major religions, claims to have been birthed out of a public, historical moment. Rather than a ‘blind’ faith, there are solid reasons to believe. Come and hear Paddy Benn present the Evidence at the Heart of Christianity.

 

Thursday 18 April, 12pm at Wilkinson LT 250 and 1pm at Carslaw LT 375

The Hope at the Heart of Christianity

At the heart of Christianity is a story of real hope—something to look forward to with eager anticipation. Do you need to hear some good news? Come and hear Mike Hastie on the Hope at the Heart of Christianity.

 

2 talks on each satellite campus

 

Nursing campus: Wednesday 10 April, 1pm at Mallett St Seminar Room 3
Conservatorium of Music: Thursday 11 April, 1pm at Conservatorium Rm 1044

The Exchange at the Heart of Christianity

What would happen if you and Jesus swapped lives? At the heart of Christianity there’s a story of a man who did just that, and there’s an important message for us today in it as well. Come and hear Laura Southam on the Exchange at the Heart of Christianity.

 

Nursing campus: Wednesday 17 April, 1pm at Mallett St Seminar Room 3
Conservatorium of Music: Thursday 18 April, 1pm at Conservatorium Rm 1044

The Hope at the Heart of Christianity

At the heart of Christianity is a story of real hope—something to look forward to with eager anticipation. Do you need to hear some good news? Come and hear Laura Southam on the Hope at the Heart of Christianity.

 

About the speakers

Matthew Moffitt

Matt works with postgraduate research students, academics, and staff with the Evangelical Union.

Al Stewart

Al has been in Christian ministry for over 30 years, including setting up congregations in Mt Druitt, the eastern suburbs of Sydney and the Wollongong region. Al was also involved in commencing the Geneva Push and was the chairman of the Katoomba Christian Convention from 2005-2014. He served as a bishop and the director of Evangelism Ministries with the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church, and most recently has been serving with City Bible Forum. He is married to Kathy and they have 4 grown children.

Celia Toose

Celia works with students in the Evangelical Union to help give them a biblically-informed framework for making life decisions that serve the Lord Jesus. She previously served with CMS Australia.

Paddy Benn

Paddy has been working in student ministry for over ten years in a variety of roles, particularly equipping students to share the good news of Jesus with those around them.

Mike Hastie

Mike currently serves as an assistant minister at Newtown:Erskineville Anglican Church.

Laura Southam

Laura works with students in the Evangelical Union and oversees training for students.

 

 

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