Discovering Jesus Christ
No matter how far from God you go ...
No matter what you have done ...
If you cry out to God from your heart ...
He will hear you and forgive you.
If you decide to give your life to Jesus Christ it will be the most important thing you ever do. We were created to have a relationship with God the Father, and to live with the help of His Spirit. This is made possible by the sacrifice of His most precious gift, His Son Jesus Christ.
4 Simple steps you can take ...
1. Praise God for His love
"God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 NIV
2. Repent of your sins
“Because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-6 NIV
3. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your life.
“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NIV
4. Yield your life to Him.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31 NIV
If you are ready to give your heart to Jesus Christ, just pray this simple prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and that You died for my sins. I now turn away from my sin and I turn toward You. I open my heart up and ask You to forgive me. Jesus, come into my heart. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me now."
What's next ?
Here are a few tips to help you know Jesus better:
- Read the Bible daily
Begin with the New Testament. Find a Bible that is easy to read like the New International Version. You might start reading the book of John.
Discover Jesus and look for the 7 “I AM’s”.
-Talk to God daily
There is no formula. Just talk to God like you’d talk to your closest friend. Ask the
Holy Spirit to help you, to empower you and to guide you daily. He is there for you.
- Develop the habit of going to church
Relationships are essential for your spiritual growth and encouragement. Attend church to learn more about God, to develop healing relationships and to find a place where you can learn to serve others.
- In simple ways give the love that you receive from God away
Start by serving your family, and your friends. Serving them will open their hearts to your new life in Christ.
- Register for the ALPHA course at Foothills on Monday nights
ALPHA is a simple 10-week course of basic Christian beliefs that will help you understand your faith and get you pointed toward your next step. More information is available here.