Why do Christians say that God is great and that He has done great things?

Christians believe God is really, really, really great. They believe everything he does is fabulous and wonderful, there is nothing that God does that is just OK – everything he does is great! In fact Christians believe God has always been great and always will be. 

Christians believe that God does great things because he is great. Over and over again we read in the Bible about the things God did: he led the Israelites through the Red Sea and gave them water and food in the desert.

However, Christians believe the greatest thing God has done is to send Jesus to live with people.

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Jesus came to earth over 2000 years ago. He came to show what God is like, to teach people how to live and make a way for everybody, everywhere to become close friends with God. Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry and comforted the poor. Then he did the best thing of all. Jesus died on the cross and three days later God raised him back to life. 

Christians believe that because Jesus lived, died and rose again everybody, everywhere can now say ‘Yes’ to God's love and forgiveness, and become close friends with God.

When Jesus went back up to Heaven God sent the Holy Spirit down to live with people. Christians believe the Holy Spirit comes alongside to teach and guide. They believe that as the Holy Spirit works powerfully in their lives he changes them from the inside-out to become more and more like Jesus; to be more peaceful, patient and kind. As the Holy Spirit helps Christians become more like Jesus, more and more they are able to live God's way.

Christians believe that each day the Holy Spirit helps millions of people around the world become more and more like Jesus so they can learn and grow to live God’s way, the way God created them to live.