Many people believe that the most important person who ever lived was Jesus of Nazareth. His life has impacted the world unlike that of any other. What is it about Jesus that causes millions of people throughout history and around the world to live their lives in His name?
It all begins with God’s love for you. The Bible tells us that God created you and wants you to live your life with great purpose and peace. It is because of that love that Jesus had a supernatural birth, being born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago. He lived a life without any sin, and yet He was sentenced to be executed by the authorities of His day. Jesus was crucified, by being nailed to a cross. Scriptures teach us that His death paid the price for the sins that every person has committed. Following His death, on the third day, Jesus was raised to life again. His resurrection means that you and I do not have to fear death but can know eternal life through Him.
For each of us, we must come to the realization that we have sinned against God. Our choices, decisions and mistakes keep us from knowing fully the peace and hope that God desires each of us to have. No matter how hard we try, we cannot make things right on our own. That is why we need a Savior. A Savior is someone who will make things right between us and God. And that is what Jesus did for each of us.
The Bible tells us very clearly about God’s love and what we must do to know His salvation.
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Romans 10:9-10 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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Today, you can have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and know the life-changing peace and hope that only He can bring. You can begin this relationship by praying a prayer like this from your heart:
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,
I THANK YOU FOR JESUS. THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR SON TO DIE FOR MY SINS. I CONFESS THAT I HAVE SINNED AGAINST YOU. I ASK THAT YOU WOULD FORGIVE MY SINS. I CONFESS WITH MY MOUTH THAT JESUS IS LORD AND BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD. PLEASE MAKE ME NEW AND HELP ME TO LIVE FOR YOU.
IN JESUS NAME,
If you have just prayed that prayer, then you have made the most important decision anyone could ever make. This new journey with Jesus can bring to you peace, hope, purpose, faith and joy like nothing else.
At Calvary, we would like to help you know more about what it means to follow Jesus. If you have prayed to make Jesus your Savior and Lord, please let us know.