Religion = mankind's attempt to reach up to God by following strict rules and regulations.
Christianity = God's loving pursuit of mankind through relationship with His Son
If you would like to understand more about what it means to be a Christian, click on the links below or read some real-life stories below of people who have been totally changed through knowing God personally. Alternatively, you would be welcome to join us for one of the following courses we run periodically:
The 'Y' Course
- runs for 8 weeks; very relaxed and friendly.
The Alpha Course
- runs for 10 weeks with a weekend away in the middle.
www.lookingforGod.com www.ycourse.com www.uk.alpha.org
Sarah Leon's testimony.
I came to know the Holy Spirit in 1992 whilst on a mission's trip to Bolivia. I was the only non-Christian on the trip! When I returned home, I knew I was different inside, but I couldn't explain what exactly had changed. For another 10 years I walked through life knowing that God was real, but with absolutely no desire to welcome him into my life. I was an 'orphan spirit' - living fatherless, trusting no one and turning to all the wrong places to find my comfort and security in life.
Finally, ten years after my experience in Bolivia, I realised that I couldn't 'do life' by myself - I was in a mess. At that time I welcomed Jesus into my heart and life. What seemed like the most impossible thing to do - turned out to be the easiest and by far the best thing I have ever done in my life!
Since that day in October 2008, my life and my thinking has radically changed. I started coming to House of Destiny Church and received the teaching that my spirit so desperately hungered for. I look back on my life now, and wonder how I coped with life outside of knowing this personal relationship I have developed with the Holy Spirit and Jesus!
For the past year I have attended Spirit Life Bible School at House of Destiny, and I have served in the church - working to assist with the events and promotion of events in the church. I feel like I have been on a fast track - just growing and growing spiritually. House of Destiny Church is a great place to learn about your identity in Christ and your spiritual authority and I now have a much greater sense of who I am in God's eyes, and what that means in terms of how I live my life.
Whilst I was putting this testimony together, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a piece of scripture, it was:
'In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
This is the truth behind my testimony - God has made my path straight. I give thanks to God everyday now for that fact!
S Leon, June 2010