Why should I be a ‘Christian’?
Every one is guilty of sin. We all do wrong things, think wrong things, and say wrong things. Because of the error of mankind we were all condemned to an eternity away from God. But, ‘God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him may not be lost, but have eternal life’. John 3:16
You should become a Christian so that you will have eternal life.
What does it mean to be saved?
To be preserved, delivered and protected from the evil one, sin and eternal death.
The bible says in John 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears what I say and believes in the One who sent me has eternal life. That person will not be judged guilty but has already left death and entered life.” (New Century Version). When we believe in Jesus Christ He saves us from judgement and allows us to live forever with Him in eternity.
How do I become a Christian?
The bible says in Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.” (New Century Version)
The bible says in the book of Acts 4:12 “there is no other name under heaven and earth whereby men shall be saved but by the name of Jesus.” (New Century Version). This means that you can only be saved through Jesus Christ not by any other thing you do, your good behaviour, your money, or another religion. Only through Jesus Christ.
Why is it important to pray?
Prayer is our way to talk to God. When we first become a Christian we say a prayer asking for forgiveness and acceptance as one of His children. You can say this prayer aloud as a confession of your faith in Jesus:
Dear LORD Jesus,
I believe that you are the son of God and that you rose again.
I know that I am a sinner and I want to be made new.
I accept Jesus Christ as my LORD and Saviour.
Jesus taught the disciples to pray the prayer below.
Matthew 6:9-13 .. ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name always be kept holy. May your kingdom come and what you want be done,here on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive us for our sins,just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us. And do not cause us to be tempted,but save us from the Evil One.’ The kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours forever. Amen.
How do I find out more?
Give us an email, or come to our church. We would love to tell you more.
Find a strong bible believing church if we are too far away.
Pray to God to direct your path and read the bible frequently – try starting in the book of Mark.