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What We Believe 

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Who is Jesus?

He’s the great ruler God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love.
 
He’s also claimed to be the Son of God; God himself, entering the world as a human being.
 
Jesus proved who he was who he said he was by the things he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead. By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.

Why Did Jesus Come?

To Be Rejected

Many people rejected Jesus and His way. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of Jesus  is something we all do. Jesus called it sin. It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom with Jesus.

To Be Killed

People rejected Jesus and his claim to be the Son of God so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn’t a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke. On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He did this to say sorry to God for OUR sin, OUR rejection of God, and to let us come back into friendship with God.
The sinless Jesus died to take the punishment sin deserves. Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.

To Rise Again

Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty.
Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death. He had risen! All that he had said was true! 
His victory over death makes it possible for us to live with hope and confidence about what God can do for us, both in this world and the next. 

What Does It Mean For Us?

So, today, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news. Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus in charge isn’t easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his presence, and looking forward to Jesus’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever. Jesus freely offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

At Selsdon Baptist Church, our desire is to be a community of people who try to demonstrate what life in the kingdom looks like. We try to be loving and welcome people, whoever they are, and try to be like Jesus knocking down the barriers that cause divisions in our world.

 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

Welcome 

We’re glad you've chosen to have a look at our website, and hope you’re interested to find out more about Selsdon Baptist Church.

A church is primarily about people, and we are a friendly group of people who love God and live in Selsdon and nearby.

We have a church building on Addington Road, Selsdon, and we are starting to worship again in this space as Covid restrictions ease. Some people are still not comfortable joining us in person, so we also live stream our worship on YouTube

We’d be delighted for you to join us at 10:30am on Sundays either in person or on our live stream YouTube worship. You can also listen to the midweek reflections on YouTube.

If you’d like to find out more about us and about our Christian faith, please browse the website. The Blog page will give you a feel for our recent ideas and activities. If you would like to talk to someone, please fill out the contact form below for a chat.

Now the pandemic has eased, you can come and see what we’re like on a Sunday and at other events – watch the website to see what's on.

You may find the following pages useful to read more about  us:

What we Believe
Baptism (we are a Baptist church!)
Latest News and Announcements (what’s going on at the moment)
Blog (what we’ve done recently)


 

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Leadership 

Trevor Neill   12
Rev Trevor Neill   Rev. Denzil Larbi
Ministry Team Leader   Associate Minister with a focus on Evangelism
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.