4: Standing on earth, our Saviour

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God has not abandoned us to death and judgment, however.
Out of his love for us, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world.
Jesus stood on the earth as a human being,
living a perfect life in trusting dependence on God, his Father.

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2: Standing in rebellion against God

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However, we have chosen to rebel against God.
Rather than standing in trusting dependence on him,
we shake our fist at him and reject him and his loving support for us.
We try to stand on our own resources,
but in reality we end up with nothing solid under our feet.

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Where do you stand?

Many people think that Christianity is about trying to follow a set of rules for living a good life – and rules which are heavy on the “thou shalt not”.

However, being a Christian is not about what we do (or don’t do). Instead, it is about what Jesus has done for us, and what he gives us freely: the life we were created by God to lead, living in harmony with him and with other people.

On the following pages of this presentation, we summarise the message of what Jesus came to do for us: the “good news” of how he has given us a new place to stand, a new hope for life now and in the future, not just in this life but in the life to come. Click the image below for the first page of our presentation, “Where Do You Stand?”:

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