WHAT REGIS IS ABOUT:
two themes we focus on are:
in and from the presence of God.
We believe God's presence touches and changes lives, so our aim is to provide a place
for His presence to dwell.
does God say we are?
Teaching who we are through Christ, specifically we recognise
how God designed us and what to do when we find ourselves less than His amazing design.
God has given us all we need for life so we teach people how to use that
The message of the bible is: CHRIST JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS
God created us to be loved by Him, to know
Him and to be free. The sin Jesus died for is that which has separated us from knowing God and His love for us. The message
of the bible is simple. That obstacle, that which separated us HAS been removed by Jesus when He died for our sin. The
only thing that stops you and me from knowing God now is unbelief. It is like we have inherited a million dollars but because
we don't believe it we don't collect.
God made us, what He made was good. We don't have
to look far to see it's not all that good. I know no matter how far we have moved from His design, He knows how to fix
Adam and Eve sinned the bible says they hid themselves from the presence of God. Before this they walked in God's presence
freely. When God comes to them in the garden He asks a question, its the same question He has been asking mankind throughout
all history. Adam, where are you? Note He did not ask, what have you done? NOW God is asking, "Where are YOU".
What we have done Jesus
has taken the blame for. The last point of this incredible story is that you and I find our real meaning, identity and life
through relationship with God. We are not to live to try and attain God's approval, we are to live knowing we are already
loved and accepted by Him NOW. How do I do this?
A simple prayer is where we start. This prayer is very important, I want you to understand
what you are asking by praying this prayer. What God hears when we say this prayer is, "We want to know You God".
God desires that more than we do. TO KNOW GOD means to begin to hear His voice, to begin to be aware of His presence
with you and to begin to know His heart for you.
We all have needs, we all have circumstances we need changing and many people live with
fears, confusions, guilt and hurts. We have many unanswered questions and in truth we wonder where God is. A man
in the bible named Asaph in Psalm 73 had all these questions and doubts, but the scripture said He went into the temple of
God and then he understood. The temple means, he went into the presence of God, he met God, heard God and his spirit changed,
his mind and heart changed because in God's presence he saw himself and his circumstances through the eyes of a Father
in heaven. Not all his situations changed but the love of God for him deeply changed him. Joy returned and hope.
This prayer will bring
you into that same presence. If that is what you want then simply pray this prayer:
Father in heaven, I am sorry I have kept
you at a distance, I am sorry for not believing in you. I believe that Jesus died for me, that all my sin, past, present and
future He took the punishment for on the cross. I now believe He did this so I could know You. Please come into my life that
I may know You as I was meant to know You. Thank you Jesus for loving me enough to die for me. Thank you Father that You have
forgiven me I now receive Your life and Your heart into mine, in Jesus name, Amen.
If you have prayed this, the bible says you
have been saved, or born again. You are now a son or daughter of God.