Choosing to follow Jesus is life's most important decision! Today you can believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. (Romans 10:9)
What is the good news about Jesus?
Jesus lived the life I couldn't. Jesus, God in human flesh, lived a perfect, sinless life. (Hebrews 4:15). We, are born sinners and fall short God's perfect standards (Romans 3:23).
Jesus died for me. Even though Jesus lived a perfect life, he was killed (crucified) for us (Romans 5:8) so that our sin can be forgiven. We deserve death but God offers us eternal life through Jesus' sacrifice in our place (Romans 6:23).
Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus did what no other person can do. He rose from the dead. Don't just take our word for it. Over 500 people saw Jesus alive after his death on the cross! Jesus' resurrection from the dead proves that Jesus can give us victory over sin (Romans 6:23), death (1 Corinthians 15:54-55), and defeat (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Jesus said we must be born again. Jesus told a friend that when you believe in Jesus, become a follower of Jesus you will be born again. (John 3:3 / John 3:16). You now have a new life as a follower of Jesus!
Now I would remind you of the gospel ...Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, he was buried, he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time. (1 Corinthians 15:1–6 ESV)
How can I be saved?
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
(Romans 10:9–10 ESV)
A great way to start following Jesus is to pray a prayer like this one.
Lord, I know I am a sinner please forgive me.
I believe Jesus, died for my sins and rose from the dead.
Today I’m deciding to follow Jesus and trust in you to save me from my sins.
Thank you for saving me! -- Amen!