Maybe you’ve heard about Jesus growing up. Maybe you’ve heard His name, but would like to know more. Most people have some sort of opinion of Jesus and who He is. Many can agree that Jesus changed things.
We believe Jesus wants to change you… and he’s even made a path for doing so.
Jesus said – “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes through the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.” (John 14:6)
Jesus is saying that there is only one way back to God, and that is through Him. No matter what you’ve done in life, how or where you grew up, or where you are now, you can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Everybody is included in this promise, including you. Not only has Jesus always loved you, He loves you right now.
How to become a Christian.
Many people imagine it may be difficult to begin following Jesus, that we have to somehow change who we are to follow Him. In fact, He changes us when we experience His love. It’s really as easy a a few simple steps.
First, know that everyone needs Jesus, even you.
The scriptures say “There is nobody living right, not even one” (Romans 3:15)
This means that there is no one that can live right with God on their own – we have all “sinned”.
The scriptures also say that there is consequence to not living in a right relationship with God. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
After knowing this, there are really two things you need to do to become a Christian, which means a follower of Jesus.
Look at the scriptures again –
“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)
These two steps – declaring that Jesus is Lord – which means He is the king and ruler of your life, and believing in your heart that Jesus Christ rose from the dead (1 John1:9) and you are saved! You are now a Christian!
Becoming a Christian is the first step of the greatest journey of your life. But don’t stop now – you’ve just begun!
Have you recently trusted Jesus with your life? If so, tell us!
If you are still searching and wondering about following Jesus, we really encourage you to try out Alpha, a small group that meets in homes throughout Shanghai. Here you will meet others who are searching, and go through a short series of teachings on the basics of Christianity.