You cannot be saved by what you do!
You can only be saved by what Jesus Christ has done for sinners. Jesus died in the place of sinners, taking their punishment on Himself at the cross. To be saved, you must trust and believe in Christ alone as your Saviour. As God gives such faith and trust, we repent. Repentance is confessing your sin to God and turning away from sin to follow Christ. That’s what a Christian is: a believer in, and a follower of, Jesus Christ.
Repent and believe. Mark 1:15. That’s the gospel message to all people.
If you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, then His perfect righteousness has replaced the condemnation that belonged to you. You will no longer be punished with everlasting death and judgement, but instead have everlasting life. It is Jesus’ free and most precious gift to every believer.
People trust in Christ only because the Holy Spirit changes them, opening spiritual eyes, and giving them spiritual life (when they were spiritually dead before). The Holy Spirit continues to live within believers, giving them strength to resist their sins, and to grow in the image of Christ in thoughts, words and actions.
Just like eyes, ears, arms, hands and legs are parts of your body, so Christians are members of a body with Jesus Christ as the Head. This body is the church. The Bible calls God’s people, saints. Sinning saints meet together to worship, grow and serve. Members of the church believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, and live a life out of faith in Him. Therefore, the church’s purpose is to show the wonder and beauty of God, and to declare the good news of salvation to the world. In this Brisbane Church we take this purpose seriously.
Do you see Jesus? Believe in Him, for the salvation of your soul!
This world and life had a beginning and so it will also end. On the last day, Jesus Christ will return to judge those still living and those who have died. The dead will be raised bodily from the grave to receive God’s judgement. Those who believe in His Son Jesus, will live with Him in eternity, in heaven. Those who are judged still in their sins, will be condemned to eternal death, in hell.
The heavens and the Earth that we know, will be recreated into glorious perfection, also by the work of Jesus Christ.