"Looking at the evidence for Jesus' resurrection always gives me hope!"
By Toby Amott, 10 Nov 2016
I grew up in a family which followed Jesus. Aged 14 I knew I believed what I had been taught, so chose to be baptized as an outward sign of my faith.
But throughout my teenage years I began to understand more and more that my faith – and the hope it gives me – doesn’t rely on anything I do, but completely on what God has done for me in Jesus.
And realizing this – that the just punishment for my sin had already been taken by Jesus on the cross – allowed me to live more and more for God’s glory rather than my own.
When I arrived at the University of Surrey, I was faced with the challenge of following Jesus without the support of my home church. But in God’s kindness, through joining the CU and getting stuck into a church in Guildford, I’ve grown to have both a stronger faith and a better knowledge of Jesus.
Following Jesus hasn’t been plain sailing! There are many times when I have doubts and I live differently to how God wants me to. But in these times I think back on the reasons for my faith.
One particular part of the Bible God has used to encourage me is 1 Corinthians 15:14: “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
Looking at the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection always gives me hope! If it’s something you haven’t done, I’d encourage you to do so, and discover for yourself how one man's death can take the punishment for your sin.
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