Jesus is unique. There is no one in history like him.
Jesus is the DIVINE Son of God.
The Bible describes Jesus as
the radiance of God’s glory
and the exact representation
of God’s being.
"Anyone who has seen me
has seen the Father."
"... all things have been created
through him & for him."
Jesus is DIVINE, but was also fully HUMAN.
He lived as people were designed to live;
in an exciting adventure following God!
Everywhere he went,
broken people flocked to Jesus.
His disciples gave up everything just to spend time with him.
His female followers ignored the expectations of their society just to listen to him.
To this day, Jesus is still captivating the world!
"You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in you our Christ"
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NAME - HILLSONG WORSHIP
God loves the world.
Jesus is the way we can have a relationship with him.
JESUS IS THE WORLD'S SAVIOUR
The BIBLE tells us that everyone
has sinned & deserves to be separated from God. However, despite all the wrong things we have done, God loves us & wants to have a relationship with us.
JESUS died on a cross to make a way for us; to pay the penalty for our sins. He then rose again giving each of us the hope of eternal life.
"Father, forgive them,
for they do not know
what they are doing."
"After he had provided
purification for sins,
he sat down at the right hand
of the Majesty in heaven ..."
"If you declare with your mouth,
'Jesus is Lord,'
& believe in your heart that God
raised him from the dead
you will be saved."
"I am the way & the truth
& the life.
No one comes to the Father
except through me."
HOW DO WE RESPOND TO JESUS' DEATH & RESURRECTION?
The BIBLE tells us that our
adventure with God begins when we are saved by
grace through faith.
GRACE is simply a gift you don't deserve. God offers us his FORGIVENESS as a free gift.
However, like any gift, God's grace must be RECEIVED. By putting our FAITH in JESUS we trust that he will save us from sin & give us everlasting life.
To receive God's gift of forgiveness
& start the adventure of following Jesus,
please pray something like this:
I realize that I have done so many things
that are wrong & I am sorry.
Thank you for dying on the cross
& suffering the penalty for my sins.
Thank you for rising from the dead
& giving me the hope of eternal life.
I trust in you to take away my sins.
Bring me into a never-ending relationship with God
& lead me every step of my life.
"There is good news for the captive,
Good news for the shamed.
There is good news for the one who walked away.
There is good news for the doubter,
The one religion failed.
For the good Lord has come to seek & save."
RESCUER (GOOD NEWS) - REND COLLECTIVE
We can follow Jesus. His Spirit lives in us.
There’s only been one person who is capable of living the Christian life, & that person
Being a CHRISTIAN is not about looking at Jesus & trying to do what he did. Rather, it is allowing him to live his life in you
"I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me."
"God's love has been poured out
into our hearts through
the Holy Spirit,
who has been given to us."
Being a Christian is not about 'thinking smarter' or 'trying harder'; it is JESUS living his life
We TRUST that Jesus has all of the love, peace and patience that we need & receive HIS ability for every opportunity.
The moment you became a follower of JESUS, he came to live within you through the HOLY SPIRIT.
This is an another gift from God
that makes each day an exciting adventure!
"I can do all things"
through Christ who
To ask Jesus to live his life in you
& to receive by faith his ability
to live out the adventure of following him please pray the following:
I know that only you can live
the Christian life as it should be lived.
I put you first in my life
& ask you to fill me with your Spirit.
In this moment, I need you to express your ______
(e.g. LOVE, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GENTLENESS, PURITY, SELF-CONTROL, etc ...)
I receive your ability as a free gift of grace
Thank you for giving me the ability to follow you.
"And what a love we've found,
Death can't hold us down!
We shout it out,
'We're alive cause You're alive!'"
YOUR LOVE AWAKENS ME - PHIL WICKHAM