FIND JESUS

Being in relationship with Jesus is life-changing. It is the only way we experience true growth and transformation. We're here to help you in that journey to get to know Him in whatever way we can.

WHO IS JESUS?

If you're like many people today, you've heard the name of Jesus. For over 2000 years people have debated the identity of this man who turned the world upside down. He's been labelled as a religious leader, a good teacher, a political revolutionary or even just a really good man.

But what about you - who do you say Jesus is?

The answer is found in the pages of Scripture. The Bible tells us that Jesus was indeed a man, giving details of his birth and death, but the Bible also tells us that Jesus was God incarnate - literally God in human form. He was born miraculously, conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, and at the appointed time was crucified on a Cross. He the promised Saviour who came into the world to save us from our sins and set us free.

But 'free' from what? That is the 'gospel' - the good news that Jesus brings! We really can be free from our past, from guilt and shame, from the power of sin, from insignificance and despair, and free to have a personal and transforming relationship with God. Jesus came to set us free. He died, was buried in a tomb, but then three days later he rose from the dead victorious over death. He made it possible for us to be reconciled back to God [1 Peter 2:24], offering forgiveness and the free gift of eternal life to all who willingly turn away from their sins and place their trust in Him.

That's the crux - we get to choose. The Bible tells us that everyone has fallen short of God's 'perfection' [Romans 3:23] and cannot deal with our sin by ourselves [Romans 6:23]. But by personally receiving Jesus as your Saviour we become brand new creations [2 Corinthians 5:17] and are accepted into God's family [Ephesians 1:15]. Eternal life begins the moment anyone receive Jesus Christ into their life by faith.

RESOURCES

If you've recently become a Christian, you're next steps are crucial in putting great foundations in place to grow in your relationship with God. Receiving Jesus into your life is only the first step in what will be an incredible journey.

  • BIBLE READING PLAN

    30 DAYS FOR NEW CHRISTIANS
    5 MINUTES A DAY

    Start with reading the Bible 5 minutes a day. Although you will probably be so excited by what you read you will want to read more!

    5 DAYS A WEEK

    Determine a time and location to spend 5 minutes a day for 5 days a week. It is best to have a consistent time and a quiet place where you can regularly meet with the Lord.

    5 WAYS TO DIG DEEPER

    We must pause in our reading to dig into the Bible. Below are 5 different ways to dig deeper each day. We recommend trying a single idea for a week to find what works best for you. Remember to keep a pen and paper ready to capture God's insights.

    • Underline or highlight key words or phrases in the Bible passage. Use a pen or highlighter to mark new discoveries from the text. Periodically review your markings to see what God is teaching you.

    • Put it into your own words. Read the passage or verse slowly, then rewrite each phrase or sentence using your own words.

    • Ask and answer some questions. Questions unlock new discoveries and meanings. Ask questions about the passage using these words: who, what, why, when, where, or how. Jot down some thoughts on how you would answer these questions.

    • Capture the big idea. God's Word communicates big ideas. Periodically ask, 'What's the big idea in this sentence, paragraph, or chapter?'

    • Personalize the meaning. When God speaks to us through the Scriptures, we must respond. A helpful habit is personalizing the Bible through application. Ask: 'How can my life be different today as I respond to what I'm reading?'

  • NOW WHAT? LIVING OUT YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH

    This booklet gives you some practical steps to growing closer in your relationship with Jesus and how to live out the new life to which you are called.

    DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET HERE
  • DISCOVERING CHRISTIANITY

    Discovering Christianity is a free course for anyone wanting to know more about Jesus, with practical keys to living life in relationship with Him. Across six sessions that will help you grow in your faith and foundations.

    CLICK HERE TO START THE COURSE
  • THE BIBLE APP (BY YOU VERSION)

    The Bible app is on more than 180 million devices around the world and it's completely free! It has over 1,000 Bible versions, in hundreds of languages. Hundreds of reading plans, in over 40 languages. You can also add your own verse images, highlights, bookmarks, and public or private notes.

    DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE APP HERE

ALPHA

The ALPHA course is for those looking to find out more about Christianity or just want to build good foundations! It is a series of teaching and interactive sessions to discuss the Christian faith in a relaxed and totally non-pressured environment. The course is for everyone - no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.

The course runs across all Kings Campuses throughout the year. Just come along for the first session and see what you think! For more information see www.alpha.org

BAPTISM

Jesus' last words in the book of Matthew were than his followers should believe and be baptised [Matthew 28:19]. His last words should be our first priority. Baptism, by full immersion in water, is an outward expression of an inward decision to live for Jesus. It symbolises that Jesus has 'cleansed' our sins as we identify with his death and resurrection. It's also a powerful reference point in our personal journey with Jesus, that our lives have been transformed!