Can i Know Jesus Today?
Our website will give you all sorts of information about who we are, why we exist and how you can connect with us. However, as you may well have picked up, we are unashamedly a Christian church and as such, Jesus Christ is at the centre of all we do. By all means you can have our contact details but please read on to hear about the most important contact, the person who has made all the difference in the world—and for you personally.
How can I be sure Jesus is knowable?
Jesus gave us the following assurance in His own words:
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
This verse from the Bible reveals that Jesus is here right now, knocking on your door, as it were, inviting you to get to know Him. His desire to know you and start a friendship with you existed long before you were interested in knowing Him. Eating together is a sign of loving acceptance. He loves you (John 15:12), cares for you (1 Peter 6:7) and welcomes you—just as you are (Romans 5:8).
Take a moment to re-read what we’ve just shared with you.
You are not alone, unwanted, insignificant or unloved. Jesus is present with you, wherever you are, as you are—however good or bad you feel. Your ‘hearing His voice’ starts right now by allowing the truth of these words to sink into the depths of who you are and your ‘opening the door’ is simply you responding in your heart by saying: “Jesus, I believe you”.
Who is Jesus?
We know from the Bible and other historical documents that Jesus lived on the earth in human form about 2000 years ago. One day, Jesus asked His friends that same question—”Who do you say I am?” Peter, one of His friends replied, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16). Jesus celebrates Peter because his answer is all any of us need to know.
Firstly, there is only one Messiah; the anointed one, the only Saviour able to liberate humanity. Secondly, Jesus is “the Son of the Living God”. If there is a son, then there is a parent. God is real and alive and not a singular cosmic distant entity but relational and family: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Through the person of Jesus the relationship between creation and creator—God and people—heaven and earth is restored and is being restored.
You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.
Why did he die and what did he achieve?
Very simply, our salvation came at a cost.
We are capable of demonstrating love, generosity and incredible kindness to one another because we have been made in the image and likeness of God. However, we are also capable of demonstrating hatred, selfishness and of hurting one another which are not their characteristics, (1 John 1:5). We may not all be mass murderers or vile dictators but how often do we give in to behaving in self seeking, self serving ways, especially when no one is watching! The Bible’s word for it is ‘sin’.
Although sin can include us itself as us making harmful choices sometimes, it’s not simply ‘doing bad stuff’. It’s actually more of a deeply ingrained unshakable mindset, like a curse, which seeks to keep us believing lies about who we are and who God is. It started back when the first people rejected relationship with God by entertaining a lie (Genesis 3) that God couldn’t be trusted. In so doing they enslaved themselves and ultimately us all to the power of sin and ultimately death (eternity without relationship with God).
The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The burden of our sin was so great and there needed to be a way for it to be lifted from us, and for us to believe that it would never be put back on our shoulders. The curse had to be broken. And so the most amazing news for us all is this:
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us
Through the person of Jesus, the Father’s unconditional love is revealed; their plan of salvation from the beginning was to free us from the power of sin, to forgive us and create a way for us to enjoy life with them and each other. Jesus died, but He didn’t stay dead! He experienced resurrection; witnessed by many people. He overcame death and the grip that sin had on us all and in so doing made it possible for us to experience new life; free from the curse of humanity’s fall and free to choose a life in loving relationship with him.
What do I have to do?
You clicked on this page of our website because you were interested to know if you could know Jesus today. You really can.
We began by looking at the following verse: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20 NIV).
Jesus won’t barge His way in. He is patient and kind. But He is here right now, standing and knocking. He comes with an invitation for you to:
You may find praying the following prayer helpful:
Thank you for being here, for loving me and calling out to me. I acknowledge who you are: that you are The Messiah, The son of the Living God, sent to save me and lead me to freedom. I’m sorry for my sin and for going my own way. Thank you for forgiving me and for dying for me so that I can receive new life with you. Thank you for all you have done for me and I choose to follow you all the days of my life and live in relationship with you.
If you have prayed this prayer, congratulations and welcome! This is the beginning of a new and exciting life.
Please tell someone who will be excited for you and please let us know too. We would love to hear your story which has led you to this point and help you take some more steps in your journey of faith. Send us a message: