Our creation is the overflow of love of the God who created us. We were created to be in relationship not just with each other, but with him. To have a relationship with God means we get to live in the blessing of his presence. Thousands of years proved that God’s people couldn’t in their own strength live a life in right relationship with God. Time and again they missed out on the promise and fulfillment of God’s love in their lives due to their short-sighted pursuit of worldly things.
So God sent his Son, Jesus, to live and die for humanity so that we all may know the love we were created for. Jesus was born in a small rural town roughly 2 000 years ago. He was born into a lower–class family, to a teenage virgin mum. At age 30 Jesus began his public ministry. Throughout the next three years, Jesus performed miracles, preached messages and proclaimed He was God by His word and His works. As foretold in ancient times, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross to save humanity from sin, Satan and death. On the third day, Jesus rose conquering death and appeared to hundreds before ascending into the clouds to join His heavenly Father.
Jesus arrived on the stage of human history on a mission — to reveal who God is, to show His reign as King and to reconcile men and women to God. In reconciling us to God, Jesus lived and died as a sacrificial substitute, living perfectly in the place of sinners, and dying gruesomely in the place of the guilty. Jesus is therefore the saviour of the world, the only way for sinners to be saved from the righteous wrath of God. Jesus accomplished His mission through His death, atoning for our sin, and through His resurrection, rising in victory over Satan, sin and death as our ascended King. He sent the Holy Spirit into the hearts of all those who believe so we could know his personal presence with us and live the life of promise & blessing he calls us to. He offers us healing, wholeness, forgiveness, redemption, joy, hope and so much more. He calls each of us to follow him on the path to life.
Interested in learning more? Come along to a service, come along to our next Alpha… we’d love to go with you on this journey!