What is it to be a Christian?
Being a Christian isn’t simply being baptised at birth but instead having a deep relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It’s about loving our neighbours by forgiving them if they hurt us and helping them when they are in need.
Christians believe in the Holy Trinity, which is one God in 3 persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- The Father: God the almighty, who created heaven and earth.
- The Son: God became human in the form of the man Jesus, who died on the cross and rose again to save us from all our wrongdoing. Jesus conquered death and opened the way to heaven for us.
- The Holy Spirit: God’s Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts and helps us to grow nearer to God – to become holy.
What did Jesus teach us?
Jesus taught us that we can be forgiven for our sins, only if we follow his teachings.
“I am the way and the truth and life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6
Jesus never thought of himself as above the Father but rather as one with him.
“I and the Father are one”. John 10:30
“The Father is greater than I”. John 14:28
Jesus gave us a pattern for living which is summed up in two instructions:
“Love God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself”. (Luke 10: 27)
What did Jesus show us?
Jesus showed us that there is life after death. Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father and will judge the living and the dead with the Father.
Mankind is full of sins and hatred, Jesus came to tell us the good news of God’s kingdom and how we should change our ways to ensure we are forgiven by the Father and allowed to enter his kingdom.
How can we develop our relationship with God?
There are many ways we can develop our relationship with God. The first and most important way to start is to attend church at least once a week. Through church you will meet other church goers who have already established a personal relationship with God.
The second important way to develop your relationship with God is to read the Bible. Start with Matthew from the Gospels of the New Testament. Matthew will build you a picture of Jesus’ life and some of his most important teachings.
You could also speak to one of our ministers.
How can I be baptised?
Please click here for information regarding baptisms.
Already baptised and want to continue your Christian journey?
Please speak to one of our ministers.