For over 2000 years people have debated the identity of this man who turned the world upside down. He’s been labelled a religious leader, a good teacher, a political revolutionary or even just a really nice man! But what about you – who do you say Jesus is?
That is probably the most critical question you will ever answer.
We believe the answer is found in the pages of the Bible. It tells us that Jesus was indeed a man, where he was born and where he died, but the Bible also tells us that Jesus was God incarnate – God in human form. He was both fully man and fully God. Jesus was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, lived an amazing sinless life, but at the appointed time was crucified on a cross.
Why is that significant?
Because it was part of God’s master-plan to redeem mankind and bring them back to Himself. Jesus died in order to atone for our sins, something we could not do for ourselves. He was the promised Saviour who came into the world to save us and set us free. Free from separation from God, free from the penalty of sin, free to live life in all its fullness.
And that is the best news, ever!
The ‘gospel’ – the good news – is that Jesus died, but rose again, proving that He had indeed conquered sin and death. For all who believe in him, accepting His free gift of salvation, there would be new liberty and new life.