For a man who lived in a small country 2000 years ago and was in the public eye for only 3 years, Jesus of Nazareth has had an unparalleled impact on our world. Most of the globe even divides it's history around the (approximate) year of his birth.
So who was this man? The startling and unique claim of the Christian faith is that Jesus was (and is) fully God and fully man. Why do we believe Jesus was "fully God"? There are many reasons but the most telling is that Jesus came back from the dead and appeared to many witnesses. Nor was he half-dead but with a glorious new body; recognizable yet different.
Jesus' resurrection so empowered his followers that they literally risked everything to tell everyone the good news. Many were killed for their faith in "the risen Saviour". The same is true today; around the world thousands of Christians suffer extreme persecution and even death.
So what will you make of this God-man?
The Life of Jesus according to Twitter
Throughout the course of his public ministry, Jesus knew both the adoration and desertion of the crowds. Today, just as 2,000 years ago, the gospel asks a question that demands an answer: Will we follow? This video illustrates this truth through the dynamic lens of a 21st-century social network.
The Good News in 1 Minute
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The Good News as 2 Choices
When faced with the claims of Christ and the good news about how he makes it possible for us to be right with God, we all have a choice.
The Good News as a 5 Minute Rap
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Why the focus on the death of Jesus on the cross?
Did you know that there is a cross on top of The King's Centre? You may wonder why Christians make so much of the execution of Jesus on a Roman cross.
Firstly, the death of Jesus demonstrates the love of God for us. John chapter 3 verse 16 starts "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son..."
Jesus went willingly to the cross - in fact it was his whole reason for coming to earth, since...
Secondly, it is only through Jesus' death on the cross that we can be saved from God's wrath at our rebellion against His rightful rule in our lives.
John 3 continues "that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life [with God]."
It is only through the cross that we can be reconciled to God and brought into His family. So, the cross is at the heart of the "good news". God loves us so much that he was willing to sacrifice his own beloved Son to rescue us.
That is why the cross is central to the Christian faith and that is why there is a cross on top of The King's Centre.