What is Christianity?

We are a community of people who believe that Jesus is truly extraordinary. He is God's one and only Son; he offers hope and forgiveness to all who receive him as Lord; and we, his people, are experiencing it in our everyday lives!

Jesus is so important to us that at each of our Sunday services we aim to make him known. Why not come along at 10.30am or 6.00pm on Sunday to find out more?

If you’re wondering what Christian faith is all about, we think this short video gives a great introduction. Why not read it and then read the full story below.

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Who is Jesus?

He’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love.

He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being.

Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.

Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called Hell. An existence without anything good, forever.

Why did Jesus come? To be killed

People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.

Why did Jesus come? To rise again

Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!

What does this mean for us?

So, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?

(content courtesy of Christianity Explored)

I want to know more!

First of all - we’d love to meet you! We're really glad if you're asking questions about the Christian faith. Please come along on a Sunday to hear about Jesus and meet some of us.

We run regular guest events with short talks to help people explore Jesus’ claims.

We also run courses throughout the year for people to ask questions about the Christian faith and chew over some answers in the company of like-minded people who won’t assume anything, won’t get embarrassed by anything you say, and who’ll help you think these things through.

‘Christianity Explored’ and ‘Life Explored’ both take about half a dozen sessions to look at the basics of the Christian faith, ideal for those who want to look into Christianity. We have run them in one-on-one, couple and group formats.

For more information please contact us (details below).