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Who is Jesus - Sermon Series

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple,
it's all centred on a person called the Christ.


The Christ (which means anointed king) was someone who God promised to send who would be the final king, who would rescue his people, bring peace to the world and rule forever. He was to come from the line of King David, sit on his throne and his kingdom would last forever.

There were many prophecies about this coming king in the Old Testament; which tribe and family line he would come from (Judah and through David), where he would be born (Bethlehem), how he would come (into Jerusalem on a donkey), the many things he would do and even his death and resurrection, and why that happened. The New Testament is the testimony of many eye-witnesses showing that these prophecies found their fulfilment in the life of one Jewish man in the first century - Jesus of Nazareth.

Is he the Christ, the Son of God?

Jesus himself asked, "Who do you say I am?"

That is a question we must all answer for ourselves. But we don't need to keep guessing in the dark, rather if we follow the abundance of breadcrumbs, the answer should become clear.

The evidence is there, the eye-witnesses are many, the question is, are we willing to believe?

Watch the short video below, and there are details of how to ask any questions you have at the bottom of the page.

 

Who is Jesus?

CEM-Who-is-JesusHe’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.
 

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.

 

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Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

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But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.


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Why did Jesus come? To be killed

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People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.



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Why did Jesus come? To rise again

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Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!


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What does is mean for us?

CEM-What-does-it-mean-for-usSo, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?

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Questions?

We would be delighted to talk with you about any questions that you have. The best way to find out more and connect with us is to join us at one of our Sunday services. Periodically, we also run groups to help you explore Christianity.

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Planning your Visit

New to church?

 

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out the things you want to know about this church.

 

Some key information about the church...

 

When & where does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday morning at 10.30am and most Sunday evenings at 7pm (sometimes at 4pm for food together instead of our 7pm service). Arriving 10 or so minutes early will help to ensure you get a parking space and seat in time for the service to start. You can park in either the car park behind the church or the Hunter House car park next door to the church.

We meet at:

Calderwood Baptist Church 
Maxwellton Road 
Calderwood
East Kilbride 
G74 3LW


You can see a map on our contact us page

 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

In our morning service, there will be around 45 minutes of worship with the whole Church family when there will be singing, prayer, and a children's message. At this point, the children will leave for their own Sunday Club. The Bible will then be read and one of our pastors or leaders will preach from God's word. The service usually finishes around 12noon.

When we gather in the evening at 7pm, we usually spend about 20 minutes singing and praying before the Bible is read and preached. Our evening service usually finishes around 8pm.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after all of our services where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What happens to the kids at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the kids at our Church. Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme.

We have a very gifted team of Sunday Club teachers who lead a great curriculum for all ages. We have the following Sunday Club classes:

0-3 years:     Creche
3-5 years:     Pre-School Sunday Club 
P1 - P7:        Sunday Club
S1 - S3:        Bible Class
 
For more information about our Sunday Club please visit our Sunday Club page.
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.