To ask about Jesus is to ask about the only entirely perfect person in human history. What the books of the Bible make clear is that Jesus was not only genuinely human but also genuinely God. Jesus was and is the one true God, the creator of the world and in fact the entire universe. As a human being, Jesus lived a perfectly upright life and then died as a perfectly acceptable sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins of all humankind; past, present and future.
Jesus Christ is our Saviour
Jesus has impacted lives around the world for more than 2,000 years. He is the Saviour of the world, promising that: "Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Jesus is an exclusive Saviour. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name in heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. Contrary to what contemporary culture tells us, there are not multiple paths to God. There is only one—Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is our Sanctifier
Many Christians understand God’s promise of salvation but do not experience the ongoing sanctifying work of Jesus Christ in their lives. For those who neither understand nor allow the Holy Spirit's control in their lives, the results have a profound effect.
Unsuccessful struggle against sin and a lack of power in life and ministry frustrate those who have asked Jesus to be their Saviour but not their Sanctifier, resulting in a lack of joy in their walk with Christ. At the point when we are born again, we become members of God’s family. We believe He paid the price for our sin and that his followers are—set apart from those are not born again—and are seen as holy because of what Christ has done.
Jesus Christ is our Healer
A great portion of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. He healed all kinds of people: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses.
We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today—evidence that Christ is still our Healer.
Jesus Christ is our Coming King
The physical return of Jesus has been the subject of speculation and controversy since His ascension into the clouds, which is recorded in the New Testament Book of Acts. Knowing that countless millions still have not heard the gospel, Riverside Community Church is committed to doing its part to complete Christ’s Great Commission before His imminent return.