Who is Jesus?
We have been created by God, for relationship with Him. Jesus is the Son of God, who lived on this earth, blameless without sin. Sin is the word used to describe the separation between God and man, and the consequence of sin is eternal death. The bible says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23 NIV)
God's love for us was so great that He sent Jesus Christ to bridge the gap and put us in right standing with Himself - Just as in a court of law, we face punishment of death for living in a fallen world and all being guilty of sin. Having known no sin, Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross. He paid the price for our sin, a price we could not pay on our own. "For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man." (1 Cor 15:21 NIV)
Now that I know about Jesus Christ and believe in Him, what is next?
Through the death of Jesus Christ, we are now able to come into relationship with God. All we need to do is repent of our sin, believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is the son of God. "For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." (Romans 10:10 NIV)
If you'd like to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, pray this prayer:
I acknowledge that I have made mistakes; I have made choices that have fallen short of Your best for my life. I have sinned and I need a Saviour. Jesus, I believe you are God's own Son and you died to pay the price for my sin and gave me eternal life. Then 3 days later You rose to life again to give me victory. I receive your forgiveness for my sin and ask you to come into my heart. Wash me clean of all I have done wrong and help me Lord to begin to live for you. Holy Spirit come into my life and help me to get to know you as my Lord and Saviour.
Thank you God!
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