There are trillions of Google searches each year. Google Trends revealed that Aussie's wanted to know 'Who Jesus is' more than anyone else! Obviously, this is an important and relevant question for us today!
It seems though that everyone has an opinion on who Jesus is. Many say Jesus is irrelevant, outdated and not for me. Others will say he is just a good bloke with great teaching like ‘turn the other cheek’ or ‘love your neighbour’. So who is he and how can we know?
In amongst all the opinion, we believe the bible gives us the best way of knowing who Jesus is and the importance of what he has done for the world, and what this means for us today.
Jesus is God himself, and came to earth as a human being. He lived a perfect life; was crucified on a cross and three days later came back to life. He came to restore and put everything right again - the world and humanity - by setting up a Kingdom marked by love and justice and inviting people in. Through his life, death and life again, He paved the way for you to enjoy a relationship with God and a meaningful life now and into the future.
Jesus can make sense of your life in a way that nothing else or no one else can. He said 'I am the way the truth and the life'. Now that is big claim, but if there is a chance it could be real, isn't it worth checking out? Maybe he's not irrelevant or outdated. Maybe he's exactly what you need.
"What is the meaning of life?" "Why am I here?" "Why does mathematics work, anyway?" "If the universe had a beginning, who created it?" "Why are the physical constants in the universe so finely tuned to allow the possibility of complex life forms?" "Why do humans have a moral sense?" "What happens after we die” “Is there a God”?
Maybe, like Francis Collins MD PHD, renowned scientist and subsequently Director of the Human Genome Project, you have reached conclusions on such questions without ever having considered the evidence.
“Now, I was still pretty sure that faith traditions were all superstition and something that would not apply to me, and something that I wouldn't be interested in. But I did feel compelled to find out a bit more about what it was that I had rejected.”
Alpha provides an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and it is designed primarily for people who don't go to church; people who wouldn't call themselves Christians. It allows time to discuss questions like ‘why am I here’, ‘what's the purpose of life’, ‘does life have an ultimate meaning’ and discuss these big questions in a way that's very low key, unpressurised non-confrontational - based on respect for people regardless of what they believe or what they think.
At Rostrevor Baptist Church Spring Alpha 2021 will be available in two formats.
In-house Alpha at the Clay Cup Café
Come to the Launch Night dinner at 7:00pm on Monday 16 August, at 288 Montacute Road Rostrevor, when the Alpha course will be introduced. Transport can be provided if required.
At this venue, Alpha will be run in both English and Mandarin languages.
Join us from wherever you are in the world from the comfort of your own home. The introductory On-Line Launch night will be at 7:30pm (Central Australian Time) on Thursday 26 August using Zoom.
We encourage you just to come to either of these introductory Launch nights so that you will be able to see what it is all about and then decide whether you’d like to continue. There is no cost for guests at Alpha.
Click here to register for Alpha at the Clay Cup Café.
Click here to register for Alpha On-line.
Your registration will be acknowledged, and we will advise you of further details, including login information and any technical support needed for communicating On-Line.
RBC Office: - (08) 8336 1466
Clay Cup (English) - 0418 853 137
Clay Cup (Mandarin) - 0413 599 688
Clay Cup (Cantonese) - 0413 338 752
On-Line Alpha - (+61) 0412 818 626
We hope to see you at one of these Alpha Launch nights.
If you would like to invite a friend to the Alpha Launch you can download an email invitation by clicking here.