Life is full of questions. We’re often just too busy to think about them. But sometimes we have to face them. And then we really need to know: Who am I? Why am I here? Who really cares? Where do we go from here?
Of course there are answers. But the wrong answers will ruin you. When you need the right answers to life’s hard questions, you can find them. Look in the Book – the Bible.
The Bible is God’s Book – the complete handbook to life He designed for all mankind. Everyone can read and understand its essential, basic answers to life’s questions. Here is an outline:
Who Am I?
The Bible explains who we are: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth… And God made man in His own image, male and female, He created them.” The human race is just one family descended from our first parents Adam and Eve. Through work, family, society, we were designed to enjoy and please God our maker.
Why Am I Here?
We began in Paradise – but we are not in Paradise now! Why is life so full of conflict, pain, misery and death? Because we are lost. Our first parents rebelled against God and so brought the whole human family under the curse of sin. We are all born alienated from God, so morally deformed we fail Him, disobey Him, dishonor and despise Him. God’s law demands total love for God, and equal love to our neighbor. By that measure, everyone of us is lost, helpless, condemned. And we just cannot save ourselves: nothing we do can bring us pardon and cleansing for sin God alone can give. Sin is the “bad news” of life we need to face.
Who Really Cares?
The Bible brings “good news” to deal with the “bad news” of our sin. Jesus Christ is God’s only answer to out greatest problem. God the father sent His unique Son Jesus Christ into the world. As God revealed in flesh, Christ took our place to save us from our sins. He fulfilled all righteousness for us by His sinless life. He “gave his life for a ransom for many by dying on the cross. This is the good news “Christ dies for our sins…and was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” Yes, Jesus Christ is alive! He has risen bodily from the dead, and now reigns over all things over heaven and earth to save us from our sin. The Father and the Son, have now sent God the Holy Spirit to deliver us personally from sin, and bestow the light, life and love Christ had attained by his blood. This is God’s invitation to you: You may be saved today! “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Where do I go from here?
The Lord Jesus has commissioned His people to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” He commands all everywhere to “repent and believe the Gospel.” With the enabling of the Holy Spirit, we must repent and believe. In repentance we face, grieve for, hate, confess and forsake all our sins and turn back to God. In faith we trust ourselves completely and only to the Saviour Jesus receiving and resting on His saving work.
The Saviour offers to all who repent and believe a future of hope and new life. He calls all believers to confess him openly: “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved.” He calls them to follow Him in the community of His people, He calls them to follow Him in the community of His people, the local church. He promises us victory in death and eternal life: “I shall come again and receive you unto Myself and where I am there you may be also.”
As you repent of your sin, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be saved. You will discover the meaning of life: “for me to live is Christ.” Behold now is the accepted time; today is the day of salvation. Repent and believe the Gospel.
Why should you worship God?
Simply stated, because He created you to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. We are convinced that there is no God like the Lord and our principal concern, our passion, and our pleasure is to pursue Him and exalt His Son Jesus Christ. To do this, we endeavor to subject our thoughts, judgments and feelings to God’s Word as the only infallible and sufficient rule of faith and conduct. In our worship, we come without affectations – in simplicity, reverence, and joy. At Jarvis Street, you will find a nurturing community, comprised of individuals from various cultural and economic backgrounds, knit together by a common love for the Lord Jesus and for one another. It would be our great delight to welcome you to worship with us!