Christmas (2017)

What’s Christmas about? It’s the story of how Jesus Christ came into the world around 2,000 years ago. See 1 Timothy 1:15 in the Bible.

Who is Jesus Christ? He’s the Son of God. See Mark 15:39.

How did he come into the world? Even though he’s the Son of God, he came into the world as a man whenever he was born as a baby to Mary. See Luke 1:26–35.

Why did he come into the world? He came to save sinners. See 1 Timothy 1:15.

What’s a sinner? A sinner is someone who breaks God’s laws. Instead of doing what’s right in the sight of God, they do what’s wrong. See 1 John 3:4.

Am I a sinner? Everyone is a sinner. See Romans 3:23.

Why do sinners need to be saved? One day God will judge all people and he’ll punish sinners for their sins. See Acts 17:31.

What did Jesus do to save sinners? He took the blame for sinners and was punished in their place on the cross. See Mark 10:45.

Do I have to do anything to be saved? You need to repent which means you need to turn away from your life without God. See Acts 20:21.

Anything else? You need to believe in Jesus Christ who gave up his life to pay for your sins. See Acts 20:21.

What happens if I don’t repent and believe? When Christ comes to judge all people, you will be condemned and punished forever along with everyone else who did not believe. See 2 Thessalonians 1:8+9.

What happens if I repent and believe? The moment you repent and believe, God will forgive your sins and he’ll give you everlasting life. See John 3:16. He’ll also give you his Spirit to help you to obey him. See Acts 2:38.

Should I go to church? You should go to church in order to worship God with other believers. See Psalm 92:1+2.

Why should I worship God? Because he alone is God and he sent Jesus Christ to save you. See 1 Timothy 1:16+17.

How do I know this is true? All of these things are taught in the Bible which is God’s word to us. God cannot lie. See 2 Timothy 3:16 and Titus 1:2.

If you’d like to know more about these things, or if you’d like a free copy of the Bible, then please speak to Colin Gamble, the Minister of Immanuel.