Who is Jesus?
The Bible says in John 1:1-14, that Jesus was God, was with God, and Jesus became a man like you and I. Jesus lived on the earth for about 33 years and He then voluntarily gave up His life to die on a cross for you and me (Romans 5:8).
On the third day after Jesus died he had victory over death and the grave by rising from the dead (Romans 4:25). The Bible also says that Jesus is preparing a place for those who believe on His name and have a personal relationship with Him (John 14:3).
Why did Jesus DIE? It all started back in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve decided to do something that God told them not to do. Sin is why Jesus gave up His life. The Bible says that everyone now is guilty (Romans 3:23). God has established that there are consequences due for the sin we are guilty of (Romans 6:23).
The Bible says we cannot save ourselves from our sin (Ephesians 2:9). God gave His son Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice for all our sins (John 3:16, Isaiah 53:6). Jesus is the only way (John 14:6).
How can I have a personal relationship with Jesus? It's as simple as ABC…
A - Admit to God that you have sinned. Know that you cannot save yourself.
B - Believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and me. Trust Jesus to save you.
C - Commit your life to Jesus in word and action. Give Him control of your life.
Ask God to save you.
Romans 10:13 say's "Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Pray a prayer similar to this:
"God, I know that I have sinned and that it separates me from You. I repent of my sins and walk away from my selfishness. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me so my sin can be forgiven. I believe Jesus rose from the dead and is alive. God please forgive me. I ask Jesus to come into my life and be my Savior and Lord. I will trust, obey and live for you for the rest of my life. Thank you God. Amen."
What's next if I just prayed that prayer? There are a few things that you need to know now that you're a believer, a Christian: Your new life is permanent. You cannot lose your salvation (John 10:28-30). Read your Bible. Get into God's word and read it daily (1 Peter 2:2-3). Pray. Talk and Listen to God. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and help you (1 John 1:9). Come to church. Fellowship with other Christians and grow spiritually (Acts 2:41-47). Get Baptized.
Baptism tells the church about your new decision to become a Christian. Tell somebody! Share what happened to you with someone else. If you have any other questions about Jesus or if you prayed the prayer above Let Us Know and we will try and answer any more questions about our Lord and Savior.