HOW CAN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
You probably have an opinion about Jesus. Maybe you think He’s a great teacher or a prophet. Maybe you think He didn’t exist at all.
What if everything Jesus was and said was true? What if Jesus is, in fact, God? God, the Creator of the universe, comes to earth to make a way for you!
Whatever you believe, we can probably agree that Jesus' existence changed things. We believe He wants to change you too, and that he’s paved the way back to God for you.
Jesus himself said:
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.
Trusting Jesus as the way to God is not an exclusive path to God, it’s completely inclusive. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, no matter where you were born or the colour of your skin, Jesus is the way for you to have a relationship with God. Everybody’s invited. Everybody’s included. Everybody’s important.
If you think you’re an exception to the rule, you’re wrong. Jesus loves you. Yes… you.
DON'T I HAVE TO BE A BETTER PERSON BEFORE JESUS WILL ACCEPT ME?
No, you don’t. You don’t change in order to gain God’s love, you change because you’ve experienced his love.
When you trust Jesus as your Saviour, you place your life into the hands of a loving and merciful God. Gradually, over time, God’s love changes you as you follow Jesus. You change because you’re loved, not in order to be loved.
Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all of His right.
If you believe that and commit to making him Lord and leader of your life, your life will never be the same.
Putting your trust & confidence in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. You haven’t finished the race— you’ve just gotten started.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW JESUS?
Becoming a follower of Jesus means you come as you are. You don't need to follow a whole lot of rules or do good deeds. To simply become a Christian you need to invite Jesus into your life, and BELIEVE that Jesus is God.
Look at what the scriptures say:
If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,‘ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Confess with your mouth. Believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord…that God raised him from the dead, and your sins are forgiven and your relationship with God is begun. Do that, and you’re a Christian.
If you would like to be a follower of Jesus and become a Christian, you can pray this prayer right now as a declaration of the commitment you want to make:
“Jesus, I ask you to come into my life. I am sorry for the things I've done that have caused me to live a life without you. I believe that you are the Son of the Living God. I want to know you and experience your love. Please help me to make you Lord and leader of my life. Thank you Jesus. Amen.”
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.
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