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.
"You may have come to this site because of questions you have about the Christian faith, what Christians believe, and how to become a Christian. Please click on either of the following links for help with these questions".
1) Two ways to live - a simple explanation of the good news.
2) Christianity Explored - a course introducing Christianity, which Newport Baptist Church runs.
3) Am I really a Christian? - A helpful guide for people who are asking faith questions.
This is an excellent resource for Christian books and resources.
What does it 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?