Who is Jesus?
When you ask the question who is Jesus you can get many different answers. Some will say he was a moral man who did good deeds, some will say he is a philosopher, some say he’s a prophet. These are all good answers, but none speak to the truth of who Jesus is.
Jesus asked His own followers this question as they traveled and this is what they said, “Some say John the Baptist; others Say Elijah, and still others, one of the prophets.”
That’s what others said, but it doesn’t matter who Jesus is to others it matters who He is to you. Peter answered the question saying You are Gods Son, the promised savior.
Why do we need a savior and how do we come to Him?
God’s word says:
> ALL HAVE SINNED
We are all sinners but God is perfect:
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
Our sins have separated us from God but HE has a plan:
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We can not get to heaven by being good or doing good deeds:
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
JESUS CHRIST PAID OUR DEBT OF SIN
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
> WE MUST BELIEVE
Jesus, God’s only son, died on the cross to take the punishment for our sin; and after three days rose from the grave and is now at the right hand of God.
John 3:16 For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
WHAT MUST YOU DO TO BE SAVED?
BELIEVE that you are a sinner and that Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for your sin.
ASK JESUS to save you from your sin. When you believe on Jesus as your Savior, God forgives your sin.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. If you will humbly ask Christ to forgive you and to save you from your sins, He will! He offers a free gift of forgiveness and eternal life to all who will ask. Turn to Him today!
Pray like this: “Dear God, I believe by faith that Jesus, your Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe he arose from the grave to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as my Lord. Thank you, Jesus for saving me.”
I know Jesus, now what?
As a new Christian I encourage you to get a Bible if you don’t have one and begin reading the book of James that is found in the New Testament. This book will help you know how to live the Christian life. When you finish James you might like reading another New Testament book called Ephesians, this book talks about what it means to be a new creation and like James, how to live our new life.
If you don’t have a Bible, I recommend the Christian Standard Bible because the language and structure is easier to follow.
Jesus told his followers He would send them the Holy Spirit to help teach them. When you read the Bible ask Holy Spirit to help you understand what the Bible says and help you to live the life God has for you.
After you finished reading those two books you may find it helpful to read through the rest of the New Testament before reading the Old Testament.
Another helpful thing to do is find a good Church in your area to start attending and join if you like it.
I am excited about your new life and Christ and would love to hear about it if you would like to send me a message.
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