Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ was a real historical figure who lived in the first century AD in the vicinity of Jerusalem and other nearby areas (modern-day Israel). He revealed himself to be God the Son, who had taken on human nature, and attested to his claims of Divinity by performing supernatural miracles and ultimately by rising from the dead. His resurrection was attested by hundreds of witnesses who spent their lives and in some cases, gave their lives, because of their belief in Him.
What is the Bible?
The Bible is a collection of books written over a period of about 1400 years by individuals who followed God, as he had revealed Himself to them. By the fourth century AD, the Christian church recognized the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, written mostly in Hebrew and Greek, to be God’s very words for mankind. Many accurate English translations of the Bible are available today.
What is the message of the Bible?
The central message of the Bible is called “the gospel”—which means good news. This good news is all about Jesus Christ—who offers his life in the place of sinners, so that we can be reconciled to God. Even though men and women have sinned and turned away from God, He offers them forgiveness—so that everyone who admits their sin and believes in Jesus as their Savior will escape God’s punishment and will live with Him forever.
What is sin?
Sin is disobeying God, as he has given his commands in the Bible, and loving ourselves or other things more than God. The Bible calls people to repent (turn away from) their sin and trust in the salvation offered by Jesus Christ.
What is grace?
Grace is God’s goodness and favor toward people who should be punished because of their sins. Grace is God’s decision to rescue them from their just condemnation and to bring them into His family instead.
What does it mean to be a Christian?
In short, it means believing that Jesus died to pay for your sins and that he is your Lord. If you would like to learn more about following Jesus, we would recommend you join us on a Sunday, or email any of our pastors. We would love to serve you in any way that we can. This spring (2020), consider coming to the “Bridge Course” (details below).
The Bridge Course
Explore the Christian faith in a relaxed environment over the course of 10 weeks. Our time together begins with free breakfast and a casual time to get to know one another. Listen, learn, discuss, and discover. Ask anything. This is a safe context led by people just like you where no question is out of bounds and no one will make you say or believe anything. Who is it for? It is for everyone, especially:
- Anyone with doubts about Christianity
- Anyone wanting to investigate the Christian faith
- New Christians
- Newcomers to the church
- Anyone who wants to “brush up” on the basics
What is involved?
The Bridge Course is a series of talks addressing the big questions of life. Topics include, “How good is good enough,” “How can God allow suffering,” “Why doesn’t God just forgive everyone,” and many more. After each talk, we have a short time to discuss the topic together and answer any questions that come up.
What does it cost?
Nothing. We don’t accept donations and even the breakfast is free. Come as you are!
This form below registers you for the Spring 2020 Bridge Course. One registration per person, please. More details will be sent out as we get closer to the Spring.
Email [email protected] with any questions.