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Approximately 2000 years ago, a young girl called Mary who was engaged to a man named Joseph, gave birth to a baby boy who was given the name Jesus. The unusual aspect to this birth was that the girl was a virgin.
Jesus was born in a stable behind an inn in the town of Bethlehem, Israel. We know from history that this same Jesus was, at the age of 33, crucified outside Jerusalem and three days after his death he rose again from the dead, a fact witnessed by hundreds of people. This momentous event has impacted the whole of history and has affected all our lives. For many it has had a very personal impact and it has influenced how they have lived their lives.
Jesus was and is God’s Son and he came to tell us about God’s love for us. God had put in place special rules or guidelines that we know as the Ten Commandments to show us how to live our best lives. However no-one has been able to keep these rules. Jesus came to save us from God’s anger against all the wrong things we have done in our lives by paying the penalty price himself, which for him meant dying on a cross. The amazing thing is that if we accept this fact for ourselves we can ask God to forgive us for all our wrong doings (sins) and He will indeed forgive us. It means we can start to live life a new way, pleasing to God and free from the mistakes of the past.
What is your life like? Do you long to be set free from haunting mistakes or misdeeds of the past? Bad habits? Poor life-style choices? Addictions? The Bible says “with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
The choice is yours!