was born in about the year 4BC in the town of Bethlehem. Each of His four Biographies, the four Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, give us slightly different details about His birth. However they all agree that He was no ordinary baby and that He was born to be the Christ - the King and saviour the Jewish people had long been hoping for.
None of the Gospels tell us much about Jesus’ early years. However they do tell us that around age 30 He begins a teaching tour of Israel, attracting great crowds who are amazed by His wisdom and wowed by His miraculous signs. Some of Jesus sayings continue to be well known in our culture 2000 years later – ‘Blessed are the meek,’ ‘Turn the other cheek,’ and ‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?’
Again, while the four Gospels of Jesus record slightly different parts of Jesus’ teaching and miracles, they all agree that Jesus was much more than a wise teacher. He had the authority and power of God Himself and He had not just come to teach and heal, He had come to save the world.
The central events in Jesus life were His death on the cross and His resurrection to life three days later. These events set Jesus apart from other religious teachers such as Mohammed or Buddha. They mean that Jesus offers much more than simply wise advice. He actually fixes the biggest problems humanity faces – sin and death.
Jesus death pays the penalty for sin (humanity’s rebellion against God), and his resurrection defeats death and paves the way for all His followers to one day rise with Him. According to the Bible Jesus is alive today and has been crowned as God’s King and Saviour. He is going to return to judge the world with justice and take His people to a new creation.
Jesus and Us
Jesus Christ is the only reason Cairns Presbyterian Church exists. We’re here because Jesus has forgiven us and given us the hope of rising with Him and we exist to help one another become more like Him, and to help others meet Him.
Whatever background you’re from we hope you’ll meet Jesus too, and we are happy to help you in any way we can.