Is this you?
Jesus is relevant to everybody. Here are some examples of people for whom Jesus is relevant. If you’re not here please contact us. Jesus cares for you.
Are you religious?
You may have been brought up to go to Sunday school and church. Perhaps you still go to church, either occasionally or even quite frequently. However if you were really honest you would have to admit that you don’t really know God in a personal way. God is a somewhat vague, distant and unreal idea in your mind. The good news is that it is possible to know God in a personal way through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
You don’t need religion
You feel you don’t need to get involved in religion. This is because life has gone reasonably well for you. There have been problems from time to time but you’ve worked hard and stuck at it and come through. In particular you feel that everything is OK because basically you are a decent sort of person. You try to help other people. You certainly aren’t as bad as many people and that gives you the confidence that God won’t be hard on you and will allow you a place in heaven. What you need to realise is that your very best is not good enough to deal with the sin problem that we all have. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We all need Jesus if we are to have our sins forgiven.
Are you an atheist?
We accept that it is not possible to prove scientifically that God exists. Equally you have to accept that it is not possible to prove scientifically that God does not exist! There is clear scientific evidence in the world around us that is most consistent with the existence of God. This includes the unique capacities of human beings (e.g. consciousness, conscience, speech) reflecting the image of God, the existence of life itself, and the order, beauty and complexity of the universe. The supreme demonstration to all of us that God does exist is the person of Jesus. We invite you honestly to assess this evidence by reading the first part of the New Testament (part of the Bible). This is the good news about Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.
Are you agnostic?
It must surely be highly unsatisfactory to be unable to come to a view on the most important issues of life. The evidence for God is very strong (see above). We would encourage you to make the effort to investigate it and to recognise that ultimately neutrality is impossible. Jesus says whoever is not for him is against him.
Are you disillusioned?
You may have been searching for something, perhaps for many years. However you have still not found what you are looking for. Jesus does have the answer in a way that nobody else does.
Maybe you’re successful
You may have been very successful so far in your life. You may have achieved most, maybe all, of your aims in life so far. Despite this you still don’t feel complete. You are aware that something is missing. Without Jesus your life will never be complete.
Are you hurting?
You may be hurting deep inside. This could be because of the way in which life has been treating you. It could be because of what other people have done. It could be because of your own mistakes. Jesus understands your pain whatever has caused it. He is the only one who can bring real peace and healing.
Do you want to change the world?
You may care passionately about the world we live in and feel deeply about the many things that are wrong. Things such as: the environment, hunger, cruelty to animals, war, exploitation of the weak and vulnerable and others. You are prepared to use your time and energy in seeking to change things for the better. Such concerns are very close to the heartbeat of God Himself. Jesus taught this when he said that the second commandment is for us to love our neighbour as ourselves. However you need to recognise that Jesus taught that there is a first commandment that comes before this one. That is that we should love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. God wants our concern for the world around us to be in the context of our personal devotion to Him above everything else.
Are you seeking?
Perhaps you have been seeking to find the real meaning and purpose of life or real happiness for a long time. We can definitely tell you that if you find Jesus you will find satisfaction in Him.
Do you believe that all roads lead to God?
On the face of it this appears to be very attractive. It seems to be a kind and non-confrontational approach. However it doesn’t make sense because the different world religions all have very different teaching about who “god” is and how we achieve eternal happiness. The fact is that Jesus was utterly uncompromising in claiming to be the only way to God. He said “I am the way the truth and the life, no-one comes to the Father, except through me”. A Christian has no option but to believe exactly what Jesus taught.
Do you already have a faith in some other religion?
Jesus is unique among all the founders of the major world religions. Only Jesus claimed to be God Himself. He said that He and the Father are one; and that whoever had seen Him had seen the Father. When someone tried to refer to Him simply as a teacher come from God, Jesus responded by insisting that He is God Himself. No other founder of a major world religion has made such a claim.
Only Jesus was resurrected after death, so proving his conquest of death, and showing his claim to be God is true.
Perhaps you can’t accept the claims of Christianity to be true
Perhaps you believe that if something is true for a person then it is true, no matter what it is. You would reject the possibility of human beings like us being able to be sure that anything is ultimately true. Jesus made it clear that the answer to this difficulty is Himself. Ultimate truth is a person: Jesus. Jesus said: “I am the truth”. Knowing Jesus is to know the truth. The message of Christianity is that we can know Jesus now by the power of the Holy Spirit as we turn to Him in trust and obedience.
Are you a Christian but not going to church?
God wants every Christian to get connected to a local Christian church. God himself is relational in his divine nature. He is 3 persons each fully God connected in infinite love, yet 1 God. He brings every Christian into a relationship with himself through Jesus, and that means that every Christian is connected to all other Christians. That connection can be expressed in a variety of ways. The primary and essential way is by joining a local church. That is where we worship together, learn from the Bible together, and serve God & others together. Christian community begins in the local church and ends in heaven and the new universe.
Perhaps none of the above describe where you are at!
In His life Jesus helped every type of person in every type of situation. If you don’t feel any of the above apply to you then please let us know about your situation and if you wish we’ll get back to you.
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