WHO IS THIS JESUS?
Everyone has an opinion about Jesus. Some think He was a great teacher or prophet. Some think He never existed at all. Whatever you believe, Jesus changed history. He wants to change you too… Not only did He exist then, He still exists now.
“But how do I know He is real?” You can know by the lives He has changed. You have met them… Those people who are joyful, positive, and filled with genuine love. Talk to them. Chances are, they will tell you what Jesus has done for them. Forget the judgmental, condescending hypocrites from the old days. They just didn’t have a clear revelation of what it means to be a Christian.
Aren’t you tired? Are you tired of struggling with the issues of life? Do you find yourself feeling alone, rejected, or worthless? Do you struggle with addiction or abuse? Are you tired of the pain? Wouldn’t you like to have a clean slate? Maybe you're away from God and want to come back home.
God, the Creator of the universe, has a purpose for you and your life. He loves you and wants to help you because He is a good God. His plans are better than your plans. You don’t have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him. You just have to take a few simple steps.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
You don’t have to be perfect. Through His death on the cross and resurrection, Jesus took all your wrong and gave you all His ‘right’. If you believe that and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as repenting of your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is.
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner. Believe Christ died for your sins and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins – that’s called repentance. Jesus knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart and your honesty.
Pray this prayer aloud to accept Christ as your personal Savior:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believed you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. In Your name, Amen.”