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Being a Christian enables me to make sense of life. I see God’s handiwork in the beauty of nature. I see God’s greatness in the structure of the universe. I’ve learnt so much about what God is like through seeing how Jesus lived. It’s a relief to know the forgiveness of God through what Jesus did for us on the cross. I make lots of mistakes and constantly need that forgiveness. Being part of the Christian family brings much joy into my life and when difficult times come, as they do, He gives me the strength to get through.
When I became a Christian it was undoubtedly the most important decision of my life. Sixty-
My journey with God began in my early teens. Before then I had learned lots about God but didn't know Him for myself.
This writer sums up my journey since then:
Lord, for the years
your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired me,
cheered me on my way,
sought me and saved me,
pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years,
I bring my thanks today.
Each key word conjures up events or moments past and present. Reflecting on these truths, God's generous love is as amazing in the small print of my life as in its headlines. It gives me hope and confidence for the path ahead in life and beyond.
Now I have the Lord in my heart. Constantly I fall short of his glory but he loves me. I now know for certain that one day I will meet my Saviour. Amazing!
Having Jesus in my life means that there is someone with me all the time who knows me inside out and loves me anyway. Whatever I have to face he is there beside me giving me strength and peace. In difficult times I can pray to him knowing that he will answer. Jesus lives in me through his Spirit and helps me take on challenges and develop God-
My parents taught me to be a “good boy”, but later on Christian friends made it clear to me from the Bible that God’s standard is perfection, which I could not achieve. Happily, though, Jesus lived the perfect life that I could not, and took the punishment for all my wrong-
One of the best things about being a Christian and having a personal relationship with Jesus is the knowledge that one is never alone.
A few years ago I fell and badly smashed my shoulder, snapping the bone in my arm in the process. The medics, because my general health was not very good, said they could not operate -
My Christian family showed such love and care for me, making sure I had help, visitors and food; and above all PRAYED for my healing. When all the physiotherapy etc. was finished I had to return to the consultant for a check. He looked again at the x-
I praise God that he is with us in the low times, the high times, and indeed every hour of every day of every week of every year.
My earliest Christian memory is of playing the role of the sheep in the playgroup nativity at the age of three. Through the outreach of this group my Mum began attending a church, and as her excuse for going, I went along too. I progressed through the ranks of Sunday School and enjoyed learning about Jesus and the Bible. When asked to give a talk on my faith in Secondary School I had to decide whether I was prepared to stand up as a follower of Jesus; I did and I was then baptised on 12th April 1998 (Easter Sunday). Having begun to get involved with the life of the church, my parent’s messy divorce (1999) forced me to re-
This page contains a number of personal testimonies, where various people from the church speak about their faith in the Lord Jesus.
Shortly before her death in 2012, one of our members, Daphne Hammond, was interviewed by Channel 4 for their “4Thought” programme with the theme “Are you afraid of dying”.
Steps of Faith
Maybe some of our stories have inspired you to find out more about what it means to be a Christian.
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Alternatively there’s a very good step by step jouney on the Rejesus website -
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