It seems everyone has an opinion on Jesus, some say 'He was a good man', others still 'a prophet', others yet again a 'great teacher'. Jesus himself asked this question of his own disciples in Matthew 16...
“Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. (Matt 16:15b - 17)
The way you answer his question is crucial.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the hope for Humanity. That in his death and resurrection there is forgiveness for our sin, healing and restoration from brokenness, purpose for living today and hope for our future. This is available and accessible to all who put their trust in Him.
The following passages from the Bible describe who Jesus is and how we can know God
THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16
It is only in his gift we can truly understand the love of God
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16a
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
GOD COME AS MAN
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:1 - 2
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil 2:5b - 11
HOPE OF HUMANITY
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Romans 10:9-11 NLT
Please take some time to consider what Jesus Christ means for you and your family. Becoming a follower of Jesus is not about becoming 'religious', but about starting a relationship with the God of heaven who loves you. If you would like to accept Jesus into your life you can reach out to him with this simple prayer.
It is not the end of the journey but only the end. Scripture tells us to “repent and believe” (Mark 1:15) and that “all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21)
Lord Jesus, I recognise I need you. I need your forgiveness. I need your strength and ability to walk through life. I believe that though I am a sinner you died for my sins taking my punishment and that you rose again defeating death itself. I ask to come into your life, help me, change me and lead me into your life each day. Amen
If you have genuinely repented and believed then scripture tells us that "all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Acts 2:21). You are his Child. However like every Child, we are called to be in a family, a community that equips us, encourages us, that is the context for our faith. That is what the Church is about.
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