The Bible may not answer every question about God and will often lead us to ask more, but one of the areas in which the Bible is quite definite, is the answer to the question: 

Who Is Jesus?

Either this man was and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit on him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

C.S. Lewis

Jesus is portrayed by the gospels as a one-man apocalypse, the place where heaven and earth meet, the place where, and the means by which, people come and find themselves renewed and restored as the people of the one God, the place where power is redefined, turned upside down or perhaps the right way up.

N.T. Wright

For this is how God loved the world:
He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:16-17 (NLT)

SALVATION

I love the idea of the Sacrificial Lamb…
The point of the death of Christ is that Christ took on the sins of the world, so that what we put out did not come back to us, and that our sinful nature does not reap the obvious death. That’s the point. It should keep us humbled. It’s not our own good works that get us through the gates of heaven.

Bono

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:10-13 (NLT)

If you would like to begin your spiritual journey and know that you in fact have Jesus in your life, you can choose to begin to follow him by praying this prayer of surrender to Jesus.

Dear Jesus,
I acknowledge that I have done wrong and have up until this point tried to live my life without you. I am sorry and I trust that you will forgive me.
I accept you Jesus Christ and what you have done for me on the Cross and the love and grace that are now mine because of it.
Help me to follow you from this day forward and help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is. 

In Jesus name. 

Amen.

BAPTISM

Christian baptism is one of two ordinances that Jesus instituted for the church. 

Just before His ascension, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). 

These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ word, make disciples, and baptise those disciples. These things are to be done everywhere (“all nations”) until “the very end of the age.”

So, if for no other reason, baptism has importance because Jesus commanded it.

Indeed, baptism is a vow, a sacred vow of the believer to follow Christ. Just as a wedding celebrates the fusion of two hearts, baptism celebrates the union of sinner with Saviour.

- Max Lucado

Message us if you want more information about Baptism.

ELEMENTS

Our Element Growth Track exist to help you get to know Jesus on a deeper level and begin to discover the life that He created you to live.

Elements is a 4 week course designed to:

Encounter

Explore what Expansion is all about and found out how to connect with our Church.

Equip

Be equipped by diving into the details of your personality, discover your gifts, and see how your design reveals your purpose in life and your best fit in ministry.

Empower

Find out what it means to be a leader at Expansion Church and learn how you can strengthen your character and gifting to fulfil your leadership potential.

Expand

Time to expand and connect with the opportunities available with getting involved at Expansion Church. To live out your purpose and serve others by using your God-given gifts.