The Gospel: Jesus
As a community, we believe that the greatest news in all the world, is the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, is the Son of God.
Jesus Christ came into the world, to reveal to humanity who God is, and the relation we were always created to have with God – as children to a loving Father. He came from heaven to earth, because He wants us to have the same relation to the Father that He had (as sons and daughters); to literally live as He lived.
Jesus came to a humanity which is lost; in the sense that we are unaware of who God is, and that we can have such a relation with Him. We do not know Him.
Jesus died on the cross at the hands of humanity, in order to reveal our lostness; to show that humanity will do what is wrong and evil when it does not believe and choose for Jesus; to reveal therefore that we do not know God, and therefore have set ourselves up against life.
Jesus was raised from the dead by the Holy Spirit, in order to demonstrate to us (humanity) that He is right; that He really does have, and is, life; that His life is more powerful even than death.
It was Jesus’ great joy and desire to come as this light of revelation into the world. As such, when we believe in Jesus, we receive the forgiveness of God; for we recognise that His coming was to save us from the path of lostness and death that we were on. By receiving upon His body our sin (He was put to death by humanity), in order to open our eyes and turn us around toward Him, He shows us that He does not count our sin against us. He shows that He loves us in spite of the fact that we had put ourselves against Him; loves us so much, that He would give His very flesh for us.
In doing all of this, Jesus the man who is God, has given us the potential to know and be in relationship with God, as children to a loving Father, by believing in who He said He was.
To believe this good news about who Jesus is, is not just an intellectual assent, but rather, will result in action that reflects trust in Him.
As He said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing.”
If you do want to know more about Jesus, you can simply ask Him, believing that He will show you.