Equipped and directed by God, Our Mission...

is to help people become active, committed followers of Jesus Christ.

At church@paravista our desire is to see people transformed by the grace of God through encountering the person and significance of Jesus Christ.
The Bible declares the significance of Jesus for people today. He alone is the way to God. He alone is the focus of the truth about God and He alone is the One who came from God to give us access to God. The Bible is the story of God revealing Himself to His creation and how through Jesus, God has made it possible for sinful humanity to have peace with Him. To know Jesus is the way to know this peace and to receive the new, abundant life that Jesus came to give.

Who then is Jesus and why is He central to what we believe?

Jesus Came to Give Life...

The Bible reveals the person of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Yet despite this divine claim about Jesus, He often described Himself as the Son of Man. These titles reveal that Jesus combined in His person, both a divine and a human nature. To understand Jesus, both His divine and human identity must be confronted and understood.

In His humanity, Jesus was born into a common Jewish family some 2,000 years ago. He had no particular advantages in His birth or upbringing as He learned from His father the skills of a carpenter. At age 30, Jesus began His public ministry of teaching about God and particularly about God’s love and desire for mankind. What Jesus said about Himself and about God cannot be ignored, as He spoke of important implications for you to be aware of and consider. These important implications concern your life, your future and your eternal welfare. Central to the implication of Jesus for you is the message He spoke of concerning God’s love for you as an individual. This love, for you and mankind, found its supreme expression in the death of Jesus at age 33.

Jesus’ death was no ordinary death. It was a sacrifice that fulfilled His own words that, “the Son of Man [came] to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) The “many” referred to, includes you and all humanity. At His death on a Roman cross, at a place called Calvary, outside of Jerusalem, Jesus gave His life to fulfil His Father’s purpose concerning human sin and your sin. The sacrifice of Jesus makes the significance of the cross a central aspect in the understanding of Jesus. It was on the cross that Jesus took your sin and in so doing, has made it possible for you to know peace with God.

Peace with God is not about what you do,
it’s about what Jesus has done...

God accepted Jesus’ death as the “payment in full” for human sin, your sin. This acceptance was made evident as Jesus rose from the dead three days after His crucifixion.

In His resurrection, Jesus showed that His death had secured all that was required to satisfy God’s judgement against past, present and future sin. Therefore, because of Jesus, you don’t have to work to earn forgiveness with God; Jesus has done all that God requires to enable Him to forgive you. There is nothing more to be done for you to know peace with God, than to accept what Jesus did for you on the cross.

The Bible says that, “God so loved the world that He gave His Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16) To believe in Jesus is to:-

  • Realize that He is the Son of God who came to be your Saviour.
  • Accept that Jesus died for your sin so that you might be forgiven.

You can accept the Lord Jesus as your Saviour by praying from your heart, this prayer:-

Dear Jesus, I know I have sinned against you.  I confess that I am a sinner.  I turn away from all that has been sinful in my life and ask you to forgive me. I accept the sacrifice you made on the cross for me.  I put my trust in you and ask you to come into my heart. Lord Jesus I ask you to be my Saviour. Amen.

What Next?

If you have made a commitment to Jesus Christ, or desire to know more about Jesus, we would be delighted to meet with you to assist you.

Feel free to visit on of our church services where you can connect with the church Pastors who can help to answer your questions. They can also help you to become involved in a Home Group where you can grow in your faith as you learn more about Jesus.

We also encourage you to read your Bible. If you don’t have a Bible contact us so we can send a Bible to you, or you can read the Bible online here. A good place to start reading is the Gospel of Mark.