JESUS

Jesus remains the same

There has never been anybody in history that has stood out more than Jesus. He has always been in the spotlight, regardless of whether you love him or hate him.  Jesus has endured through the years because he hasn’t changed – and he never will. – Hebrews 13:8

Jesus has always valued relationships. Just like the most respected individuals you know, Jesus always put other people first.  He is admired because of the way he stressed and demonstrated the importance of going the extra mile.  He valued everyone, no matter their situation. – Matthew 5:41

At Cranston Christian Fellowship, Jesus is our focus – he is at the heart of everything we do.  And he can be part of your life too, because Jesus is worth it.  Take a moment and see who he is so that you can understand why a friendship with Jesus is so important. – Matthew 9:9-13

Jesus is not self-centered

Maybe you’ve experienced being in the back of the line, the person picked last for a team, or the employee with the least seniority.  Jesus thrives in these situations, and looks for opportunities to put himself in them. – Mark 10:45

Jesus turned conventional leadership upside down.  He used his status to help people in need.  Sometimes he even completely ignored his prominence and took the time to make sure everyone else was taken care of before himself. – Matthew 5:1, 7:29

Jesus wants to help people develop in their community.  He focuses on us to teach us how to be someone who is concerned about family, friends, coworkers, or even strangers. – Romans 15:1

Jesus is an encourager.  He builds us up.  He builds confidence in those who are already doing well and finds ways to lift up people who are down and out. – Luke 19:1-10

Jesus always prioritizes you over himself.  He doesn’t get caught up by your background or your resumé.  Instead, he goes out of his way to welcome anyone into his community. – John 8:3-11

Jesus changes all lives

Jesus LOVES ALL people.  He has no bias or prejudice in any way. – Galatians 3:28, Acts 8:27-39

Jesus VALUES EVERYONE.  Your status has nothing to do with this.  He values the poor and homeless just as much as the wealthy and prestigious. – John 15:13

Jesus CARES about YOU regardless of your past.  There is nothing you have done or will do that could make him not care about you. – John 4:1-38

Jesus WANTS a relationship with YOU. – Romans 5:5-11

Jesus died on a cross and was resurrected three days later.  When Jesus came back to life he overcame the power of sin, and there is no longer anything that can separate you from God.  When Jesus died, he didn’t expect you to meet a certain standard, he genuinely loves you and wants you to be free from the wrongdoings that can overwhelm your life. – Romans 6:23, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:14, Revelation 17:14

Jesus has freely and genuinely forgiven you and wants a friendship with you so you no longer have to feel any shame. He simply wants you to continue to grow in your relationship with him. – 1 John 1:9, Ephesians 2:8-10

Jesus will return once again.  He is our constant hope.  He is now in heaven reigning as King and while he is not physically with us anymore, he has given us the Holy Spirit to be our help.  The Holy Spirit lives within us to help us in times of need.  Jesus has also given us the church as a community to aid and encourage each other. – Revelation 1:7-8, John 14:26, John 14:15-17, Acts 20:28, Matthew 28:19-20

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a relationship with Jesus.  Have a simple conversation with him – tell him you know he died, came back to life three days later, and that he did it to unite you with a perfect God.  Then ask for forgiveness that Jesus had to die for your mistakes, but that you want to go forward in life having a personal relationship with him.

What are my Next Steps?

If you want to find out more about Jesus, how you can personally have the Holy Spirit, or how to become a part of Jesus’ community within the church, we would love to talk to you! Click the link below and someone from our church will contact you to discuss what your next steps could be or address any questions you may have. Whether or not you feel comfortable having a conversation with us, we encourage you to start reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, as well as the book of Romans.

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