He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” - Matthew 16:15-16
Birth of a Saviour.
More than 2000 years ago, a prophet named Isaiah delivered a prophecy from God about the birth of a Saviour of the world. This Saviour was called the Son of God and would deliver mankind from their wrongdoings, so that they could be reunited with God.
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
This man, named Jesus, lived 33 years on earth before he was put to death on the cross. We believe that 3 days later, he rose again!
The nature of Jesus is love.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
- John 3:17
In his time on earth, he was known for his radical compassion and love for the poor, sick, and outcasted of society. He was also known to perform miracles such as healing the sick and handicapped, and even bringing people back to life. To this day, this continues to be the nature and operation of Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that Jesus’ death on the cross stood as a sacrificial offering to God on behalf of us, for our wrongdoings, so that we do not have to pay the price of God’s judgment ourselves. This is Jesus’ ultimate act of love for each one of us. And his resurrection represents the victory over our sins, so that we can enjoy eternal life and relationship with God!
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
- Romans 10:9-10
Jesus’ great love is extended to you, too! Take the step of faith to receive this beautiful free gift of salvation, by praying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I need you. I confess that I have sinned. I need your grace to forgive me and I need your love to change me. Thank you for giving me eternal life. But above all, thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I receive you as my Lord and Saviour. I want to follow you for the rest of my life. I thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Help me to grow in my faith and be obedient to your Word. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
By praying this in faith, you have received salvation that gives you eternal life, and the freedom to have a personal relationship with God! You are now a Christian, and have received a brand new life!
A new life.
It will be difficult to pursue this brand new life and a relationship with God, without the knowledge and foundation of God and the Bible. A Christian walk should not be walked alone. Now, take the next step to surround yourself with a community of believers, who can walk with you on this journey, and guide you along the way. Speak to a Christian friend to help you get planted in the Word and a community.