Who is Jesus?
GOD LOVES ME
The bible is the story of God and mankind and the first thing you need to know is that God is crazy about you. His love is unlimited and completely unconditional. There is nothing you can do to make God love you any more or less than He does right now. There is nothing that God wants more than to love and be loved by you.
Psalm 100 v5 and 1John 3 v16
However, there’s a problem…
I HAVE SINNED
Sadly we have been separated from God’s love by something the bible calls sin. Simply put sin is choosing to live for ourselves rather than God. We sin when we ignore God and basically do things our own way. Sin destroys relationships with friends, with family and with God. The bible says that sin ultimately brings death.
Isaiah 59 v2 and Romans 6 v23
We can’t live a perfect life so…
JESUS DIED FOR ME
The third point is probably one of the most well known facts in the history of mankind but is often misunderstood. The key is to realise that the penalty for sin is death. We’ve all sinned and we all deserve to die. But God, who is full of mercy, loved you so much that He sent Jesus to come and die in your place. Jesus died so that we can have eternal life.
1John 4 v9-10 Romans 5 v8
The challenge for us is that…
I NEED TO DECIDE TO LIVE FOR GOD
God has done everything He can to demonstrate just how important you are to Him. It is now up to you to decide what you want to do. God is offering you life in all its fullness for all eternity. All you need to do is accept you’ve sinned, ask for God’s forgiveness and to decide to live the rest of your life only for Him. The choice is yours.
Deuteronomy 30 v19 1 John 1 v9
If you have questions about who you are or why you're here, we'd be happy to meet up and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. It is likely that God is working around you and many of us have stories about how we met God and how afterwards we knew forgiveness and release from past hurts, how we can enjoy life experiencing God and other people in our church family, and how we now have a hope and a future. We believe that God wants that for your life too. Get in touch if you want to chat, be great to meet you.