Jesus is the only begotten Son of the one true and everlasting God. Jesus lived, walked, and talked with His own creation (you and me – humanity). Because He was also a man, He understands our hurts, our grief, our pain, and our loneliness.
Matthew 17:5 "While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"
God loves humanity so much that He sent Jesus with a plan. That plan was fulfilled as Jesus suffered and died at the hands of his own creation in order that we might be forgiven for the sins we (His creation) commit against God in our words, thoughts, and actions. By believing in Jesus and what He has done by dying for your sins, you also can have a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with God!
When Jesus lived among us, he healed people in many ways – spiritually (in order that we may have fellowship with God our Father), physically, and even mentally. He gives us peace in our minds from sorrow and mental anguish.
As God’s Son, Jesus has authority over everything that exists, including US.
Matthew 11:27 "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
It starts with an ordinary person, yet something is very different about this person once they become "a Christian." THE DIFFERENCE STARTS when this person believes in, professes, and follows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. God made this way for you even when you didn’t acknowledge or love Him.
Romans 10:9-10 "That 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 th you confess and are saved."
Romans 5:8 "But God has shown us how much he loves us — it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!"
A Christian has been given a new life here on earth and eternal life after this one through what Jesus has done for them.
A Christian lives the rest of their life seeking to be in closer fellowship with Jesus and looks forward to the day when they will be reunited with Him.
Romans 8:38-39 "For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below — there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord."
Talk to Him like a real person who’s right there with you. HE IS. Tell Him you believe Him – that He is the Son of God; that He died for your sins; that He still lives. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins – HE WILL. A clean slate. Your life will be new. Move forward with Jesus every single minute of every single day and NEVER LOOK BACK!
"Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God. I believe that you died for me, shed your life’s blood on the cross of Calvary to destroy the effect of sin concerning my life forever. I believe that God raised you from the dead, that you’re alive right now, and that the power of your resurrection conquered and defeated death, hell and the grave for me. I ask you Jesus, to be my Lord, to be my Savior. I give my life to you. I turn my heart, I turn my mind, I turn my body away from sin and the world. Thank you Lord that from this moment forward my life changes forever. I forgive every person, every circumstance that’s ever violated me, that has ever done me wrong. I release them and I thank you, Lord, that I’m forgiven as well. In Jesus’ name. . . Amen."
HEAR IT: Get in a Church that teaches the Bible and STAY THERE.
TELL IT: Tell others about your decision to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
READ IT: Read God’s Word every day. A great place to begin is the Gospel of John in the New Testament.
PRAY IT: Spend time in prayer with God and give to Him your cares, fears, and problems. Like in any relationship, God wants to hear from you.
LIVE IT: Commit every day to Jesus.