Over 2,000 years ago a man living in a remote part of the Roman Empire claimed to be God. For this assertion he was crucified and buried, but three days later he was resurrected! Within a few short years of this incredible event His followers had turned the world upside down with this news.
AT PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH WE ARE ALL ABOUT JESUS!
We want to introduce people to Jesus so that they might become fully devoted followers of Him. Jesus has transformed our lives and we want to share how He can transform your life too!
JESUS IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FIGURE IN HISTORY!
He was born in an obscure village the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him.
He never wrote a book, He never held an office, He never went to college, He never visited a big city, He never traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things usually associated with greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty three. His friends ran away, one of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Twenty centuries have come and gone and today Jesus is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind's progress. All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned put together have not affected the life of mankind on earth as powerfully as that one solitary life. --One Solitary Life
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT JESUS?
Many people have ideas, opinions, and beliefs about Jesus. Many of these are derived from books they have read, experiences they have had, or what they have been taught. Some believe that Jesus never existed but was just a myth. Others believe that Jesus was an ancient sage and miracle worker. Still others believe that Jesus was a prophet and man of God. With so many beliefs floating around about Jesus what is the truth?
The Bible contains the most accurate record of who Jesus was and what He came to earth to accomplish. Therefore, if we are going to learn who Jesus is, it is imperative that we look to the Bible to see what is teaches about Him...
The Bible reveals Jesus as the eternal Son of God.
Born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)
Sinless in life and deed (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22).
A miracle worker (Acts 2:22; 10:38).
Crucified for the sins of mankind (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21).
Resurrected bodily from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4).
Exalted to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:3).
HOW CAN I GET TO KNOW JESUS?
The best way to get to know Jesus is through reading about Him in the Bible. The Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are great places to begin.
We also encourage you to visit us for one of our Sunday services at Lifehouse, where each week we share the incredible good news of Jesus Christ. At Lifehouse you will be able to connect with our pastors and leaders who can help answer your questions, and get you involved in a life group where you can learn more about Jesus and grow in your faith.
I AM READY TO FOLLOW JESUS...NOW WHAT?
The Bible teaches that each of us has done wrong to others, to ourselves, and most importantly to God. This wrong is called sin and is a virus that has infected the world from Adam's fall polluting our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors so that we cannot relate rightly to God, others, or ourselves. We are hopelessly infected by this virus and there is no human vaccination that can heal us (Rom. 3:23). Our sins have therefore separated us from God and rendered us as rebels and His enemies worthy of eternal judgment (John 3:35; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:2). The good news is that Jesus, God's Son, has entered into our world and through His death, burial, and resurrection has paid the price for our sins, and defeated the dark powers setting us free and restoring our relationship with God (John 19:30; 2 Cor. 5:17, 21; Col. 2:14-15). We can now enter into a relationship with God through repentance of our sin and faith in Jesus (Rom. 10:10-13).
Repentance does not mean saying you are sorry, but changing your attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs!
Faith means devoting yourself completely and totally to Christ and His service, and pledging to be faithful to His teachings for the rest of your life.
In this way we become fully devoted followers of Jesus!