Who is Jesus? 

Jesus is a real man, who lived a real life, died a real death for us and was raised from the dead conquering death for us. He did all this so we could be friends with God again and no longer enemies. He did this so we could be sons and daughters of God. 

A powerful picture of God in the Bible is that he is a loving Father. But each person has rejected his love. We all do it in different ways. Some of us through being good or religious according to our standards. Others, by a selfish and self centred life. 

Anyone who trusts Jesus for new life and stops trusting themselves can now be a friend of God.

But God loves us too much to let us keep running away from him and to leave us in our sin. God, the Father, sent into our world Jesus - God in human form, God among us.

Jesus came to show us who God was and to die on the cross. This death rescues us from our rejection of God for it paid for our wrongs. By trusting in Jesus and his life and death for us we are brought back into friendship with God.

We become God's children with him as our loving Father. We can be a son or daughter of God. 

But without Jesus' life and death for us we will stay lost from God and will face the consequences of our choices.

Jesus was a real man. No mainstream historian doubts the existence of Jesus. And nor do they doubt his death on a cross. In around 35 AD a group of Christian were taught the following about Jesus. It is recorded for us in Paul's letter to this group of Christians.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
— Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 15

We'd love to help you know and experience God's love for you in Jesus. Connect with us at Risen Church to find out more.