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

Jesus Christ is central to our faith.

The Bible tells of how God loved the world and in order to reconcile mankind to Himself He sent His Son, Jesus into the world.

The well-known accounts in the Bible record the wonder and mystery in the Christmas story of His virgin birth. They record a remarkable life of love, care and compassion for the sick, the poor and those ostracised by society.

After three years, His ministry came to a climax in Jerusalem where the political and religious leaders of His day, arrested Him, falsely accused Him and persuaded the Roman authorities to execute Him by crucifixion.

The following Sunday morning, God raised Jesus back to life. It was this well documented moment in human history that gave the final evidence that Jesus really is the Son of God. His death and resurrection was all part of God’s plan.

His plan was that His own perfect Son, Jesus, would take the rap for us. He took the punishment for our sin and wrong and died in our place.

As we come to believe that Jesus the sinless Son of God died in our place, we will want to ask God to forgive us. When we choose to repent and turn in order to put God and His will first in our lives, then we enter into a new relationship with God. We discover Him to be the Father who loves us. We receive the Holy Spirit in our own lives. We also receive the certain hope of eternal life.

We become a part of God’s family, the church here on earth and can look forward with certainty to being a part of His family eternally in heaven.

We would encourage you to get a Bible and check out these facts for yourself. In the index at the front you will find the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John listed. Read them through and ask God to reveal Himself to you as you discover more about Jesus.

If you would like help in understanding this and in taking this step of trust in God yourself then please contact us.

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