Jesus arrived on the stage of human history with a mission — to reveal who God is, to demonstrate his reign and reconcile all things to himself.
After a public ministry of preaching and performing miracles, Jesus was arrested, sentenced to death and crucified on a Roman cross. He died a gritty death, was buried in the ground, and then rose again from the grave, victorious over Satan, sin, and death itself.
In living, dying and rising again Jesus made a way of salvation for all who believe. His crucifixion paid the punishment that we deserved for the way we have treated God. He died so that we don’t have to. And he rose so that we who would see new life.
Jesus offers eternal life, abundant joy, the gift of the Holy Spirit and reconciliation with God to anyone who would entrust themselves to him.
Those who believe in Jesus are freed from sin, guilt, and shame. They’re invited into God’s family, freely given a living hope and inheritance that will never perish, spoil or fade. They’re commissioned to continue his mission throughout the world, telling others about Jesus and inviting them to follow him.
One day Jesus will return. The Bible tells us that on that day, every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that he is the Lord. But for now he wants us to live for him, to declare the praises of his glory through our works and words.
“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.” – H.G. Wells
If you want to find out more about Jesus, we invite you to register for a short course called Introducing Jesus. In this course you will be able to learn about the man, mission, and message.
Maybe you already know and follow Jesus?
The Bible tells us that once we do, we ought to get baptised. Baptism is an important and personal display of faith for Christians. It is a public testimony of your commitment to following Jesus. It represents dying to our former life of sin, being made clean and resurrected to a new life in Jesus Christ.
We host baptism services regularly at each City on a Hill church. If you are thinking about being baptised or just have some questions, please connect with us as we’d love to help you take the next steps.
Everything we believe centres around the gospel.
We believe the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ who through his perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection, defeated the enemies of sin, satan, and death and offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life to those who believe.
If you're interested in finding out more about the gospel and what we believe read our statement of beliefs.