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WHO IS JESUS
It’s all about Jesus
Christianity is not about following a set of rules or obeying rituals. It’s about being in a personal and living relationship with Jesus, a relationship that transforms everything! And Jesus offers this relationship to anyone who asks.
The Good News
The good news is that God loves us! Whatever we’ve done, He still loves us! Of course, He’s not happy with many things that we’ve done to each other and to His world. The Bible says we have all gone our own way, putting ourselves at the centre of the universe – what the Bible calls sin – and it’s not only messed up God’s world, it’s separated us from Him.
But… God has not given up on us!
Instead He sent His Son Jesus, to mend our relationship with Him and to bring restoration to our world! Jesus came to announce God’s Kingdom. This Kingdom means His liberating rule on the earth, a rule which will one day see God’s goodness reign completely, with all brokenness, suffering and pain ending! He’s invited us to join in his work of restoring the earth as co-workers.
The Change Starts With Us!
The change starts in our own lives!
We cannot save ourselves or bridge the separation from God through our own effort! But.. Jesus can and He has... doing all that was needed for our salvation, by dying on the cross. On the cross, Christ took all the consequences and judgment that our sin deserved, upon himself, so that we can stand before God forgiven and with a new life!
So it all starts by recognizing the mess we’ve made of things, turning away from trying to run our life (and this world) our own way, and asking God for forgiveness and help! When we do this God has made it clear, that, because of Jesus, we can know His forgiveness and can begin a new relationship with Him as our Father, through Christ.
And God intends that our mended relationship with Him means a mended relationship with others around us and with the creation He’s given us! And what’s more, God promises to fill us with His Spirit so that we receive His power in order to live this new life.
What Does This Mean For Me?
This offer of new and eternal life is the wonderful, amazing, Good News of Jesus! And it’s here for every single one of us, whoever we are, wherever we’re from and whatever our background!
And you can respond to this incredible offer by simply praying to God asking for His forgiveness and help to change!
It doesn’t really matter what form of words you use, God is more concerned with your heart, but the following is a helpful guide to what you might say.
Father God, I thank you for loving me. But I realise that I have turned away from you, and lived my life my own way rather than yours. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for my sins. I confess my sins to you, and turn away from everything I know to be wrong. I ask for your forgiveness, and commit myself to follow Jesus as my saviour and Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to live this new life. Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer and meant it, then you’ve already begun a personal relationship with God and committed yourself to follow Jesus Christ as his disciple.
To grow in this relationship, it is important to spend time with him, reading the Bible and praying. It’s also essential to find a local church, to be baptised as a sign of your new life in Christ, and to join with other believers in living this out this life.
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