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We think that our teaching on Sunday's is just the beginning. Real teaching, like a good meal, takes some time to digest, reflect upon, and then, ultimately, gives you something to live off for a while. So we want to encourage you to follow up on the Sunday teaching. Reflect on your own, use the Westside Journal to organize your thoughts, talk with your family and friends, discuss things with your small group, and, perhaps, do some more study.
These TeachPlus pages are intended to support you in all of that. Check in regularly for study advice, reflection questions, and further resources for continuing the conversation we started on Sunday.
Each week we produce some questions that follow on from our Sunday teaching. These might help you in your private study, or perhaps guide a family discussion, or you could even use them in your small group.
Our opening teaching of the new year jumps into questions about the words that are central to Christianity and how they might make sense. In this short video, Professor N.T. Wright discusses these issues.
Reading Romans is foundational work for our lives as followers of Jesus. This letter has fascinated Christians for many centuries now, so there’s lots that’s been written about it. To save you from getting lost amongst everything that's been said about this letter, here's a few resources, and some recommended study guides, that will help you get more our of this great text.
Most Christians are fascinated by scripture yet struggle to find space and time to read it regularly. Naturally, doing this requires discipline, but there's a few helpful tools out there to make it a little easier. This link opens a 'build your own reading plan' that reminds you to regularly read as much or as little for as long or short as you want.