Christianity is all about a person: Jesus. It’s about knowing him, following him and finding our greatest hope in him. So first and foremost, Christianity is about relationship. It can’t be reduced to a set of rules and it can’t be tied down to any one culture. It’s hard to sum up Christianity in a few words, because it’s impossible to do justice to Jesus in a few words! Coming to know him and learning to follow him is a lifelong journey of discovery.
Still, this famous verse from the Bible is a good place to start and sums up the heart of the Christian message:
“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John’s Gospel, chapter 3, verse 16)
Both of these videos draw out aspects of the Christian message and what it means that God loved us and sent his Son to give us eternal life:
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