Who is Jesus?

It is important we understand who Jesus is, and how this relates to our decision to follow Him. The actions of Jesus throughout the Gospels show His identity of being both human and divine. Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15)

The human nature of Jesus is God clothed in human flesh, limited in time and space. From the beginning of Adam and Eve, when sin first entered the world, God promised He would send a Son, the Saviour who would crush the head of the enemy, Satan. Jesus came to save us from our sin, to give us hope and a new life (Matthew 1:21).

The divine nature of Jesus gives us strength and confidence in how we relate to God. He is all powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere at the same time. All authority belongs to Jesus both in heaven and in earth. After Jesus ascended in to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to overcome sin. The presence of Jesus is all around us. All we have to do is call His name, turn to Him, acknowledge He is there, and He will answer.

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

Acts 4:12 NKJV

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams."

Acts 2:17 NKJV

Where do I start?

The definition of being a Christian is to be a follower of Jesus. Jesus loves you and wants to be in relationship with you. So to answer the question "how do I become a Christian" let's look in the Bible...

If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 

Romans 10:9

It's that simple.

Your first step is to say; "Jesus, I believe you are Lord and Saviour of my life." Believe it in your heart that He died and resurrected from the dead, your sins are forgiven and your relationship with God has begun. When you trust Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you enter into the fullness of God's love. As you start to understand God's love, you become a new person. Picture it as an adoption into a new family, one where you are loved so unconditionally you grow and become the best person you can be, not because you have to, but because you want to. God's family is huge, without walls and borders, it's limitless. Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all of His right. You have just begun the greatest journey of your life! 

Prayer is talking to God as you would a close friend. He really hears you, the Holy Spirit will comfort, lead you and guide you. The Bible is God's word and is one of the primary ways He speaks to us. When we pray and read our Bible, the Word becomes alive in us. John chapter 1 reveals to us that Jesus is the Word. 

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"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

Acts 2:37-39 NKJV

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy. Serving the Anointed One by walking in these kingdom realities pleases God and earns the respect of others. So then, make it your top priority to live a life of peace with harmony in your relationships, eagerly seeking to strengthen and encourage one another. 

Romans 14:17-19 TPT

Are you ready to take the next step? If you believe Jesus is your Lord and Saviour, you can start with this simple prayer;

"Jesus, I am praying this prayer today because I know I need you. Please forgive me of all the things I have done wrong in my past. I declare with my mouth and believe in my heart that You are Lord and Saviour of my life. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you that I can now walk freely in the plans you have for me. In Your name I pray, Amen."

If you have prayed this prayer, we would love to hear from you! Please share with us so we can join you on your journey.