We live in a world that is still reeling from a global pandemic, and where climate change, refugee crises and abuse seem to be constant front-page news.

It is a world that can feel hopeless. And that’s not to mention the feeling of hopelessness that we may feel at a personal level – as we look to our own futures with uncertainty.

And so we may, sometimes, find ourselves wondering –
is there any real hope to be found, anywhere?

A hope for peace and joy in this life…and beyond?
In the pages of Matthew’s Gospel, we read about the historical account of the life of Jesus, and discover that through faith in him, there is the promise of hope – a better hope.

On these pages, you will find four sections from Matthew’s Gospel, which have been designed for you to read on your own, or with a Christian friend, as a way of beginning to explore the claims of Jesus and the hope that can be found in him.

So dive in, start the conversation, and discover a better hope.

“You know how it feels if you begin hoping for something that you want desperately badly; you almost fight against the hope because it is too good to be true; you’ve been disappointed so often before. That was how Digory felt. But it was no good trying to throttle this hope. It might – really, really, it just might be true.”

C.S.Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew