Who is Jesus?

There is no-one else like Jesus, no-one who did what he did, or said what he said. How we respond to him will affect the entire course of our life. So, what did he say about himself?

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11

I am the good shepherd

Like a good shepherd, Jesus guides, protects and provides for his people - not because he has to - but because he loves them. And his love that means he is willing to put himself in harm's way, to rescue those he loves.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

I am the way

Jesus didn't come to just show the way to God, he came to be the way to God. When he died on the cross, he died in our place, so that all our guilt could be removed completely - so that we need no longer be separated from God. No-one and nothing else can bridge that gap - not our good works, not our beliefs, not our religious practices - only Jesus.

I am the truth

Jesus came to show the truth about God. In our world, there are so many ideas about God - mostly these gods either approve of what we do (and we ignore them) or they disapprove of what we do (and we fear or hate them). But Jesus came to show us the God who loves us too much to leave us as we are.

I am the life

We all want security, love, and joy and we try to find these in many different places. But Jesus brings a greater security - that can never be lost, a greater love - that doesn't depend on our performance, and a greater joy - that still exists even in the middle of suffering. When we find him, we truly find life.

What about you?

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

This is for everyone

Whoever you are, whatever you've done (whether good or bad), no matter what your social status, race or gender. No-one is good enough to deserve Jesus love, and yet no-one who turns to him will be refused and turned away.

This is surrender

We come to Jesus as we are, but we cannot come on our own terms. The cost is the same for everyone - to follow Jesus will cost everything. We choose to surrender all to him. 

This is treasure

The cost might be high but life in Jesus is worth far more than we could ever give up. If you want an easy life then this probably isn't for you - there are plenty of easier paths to follow. But if you want a treasure worth more than life itself then come and find out more...
Whoever comes to me I will never drive away John 6:37
So, how will you respond to Jesus? We would love to talk and pray with you and try to work through any questions you have - please get in touch by email or come and visit us one Sunday.