Why Jesus?

We are designed to be in relationship, to crave love, to have belonging and purpose. Often our lives are spent seeking to obtain things, relationships, status, and rewards, searching for answers to the meaning of life. Until we recognize that Jesus is the only one who will fully satisfy the deepest longing of our souls, we often wear ourselves out chasing expectations of the world around us. Without Jesus, our souls are vacant and empty. Only He can bring our hearts the peace we long for.

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 (Colossians 1:15). 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).

Jesus is the name above all names. There is power in His name. All authority belongs to Jesus both in heaven and in earth. He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

"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

 

Recommended Reads

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris

Where do I begin?

Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus exchanged our sin for salvation. We can have a fresh start because of Jesus. Through this exchange we can be made holy, right, and justified. It’s as simple as repenting of your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is. After Jesus ascended to heaven, He sent the promise of the Holy Spirit to empower us, to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation, to give us a life of wholeness. (Acts chapters 1 & 2)

Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. This is just the beginning, there is more to come.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 ESV

A fresh start...

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

 

Start with this simple prayer;

"Jesus, I know I need you. I surrender my life to You today. Forgive me of all the things I have done wrong in my past, wash me clean, be my Forgiver and Leader. Rescue me with Your love, flood my life with Your love. Show me Your way, Your truth, and restore life into me today. Holy Spirit come now and help me to walk in Your power and perfect peace. Thank you that I can now walk freely in the plans you have for me. In Your name I pray, Amen."

 

Congratulations on your decision to follow Jesus! You may be wondering what's next in your journey.

Click HERE for this YouVersion reading plan to get you started toward the next steps in your walk with Christ.

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For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.

Acts 2:39