Jesus asked His disciples in
Matthew 16:15 - “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
This is a question that Jesus asks every one of us. It’s a question only you can answer and it’s a big one. In fact it’s probably the most important question you will ever answer.
Knowing the Jesus of history is one thing. But His desire is that we all come to know Him personally. Not just from the pages of a book.
How you answer, will profoundly affect the rest of your life!
Jesus told us in
John 10:10b - "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
Why do I need this ‘life’ Jesus is offering?
The Bible tells us in
Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
It goes on to tell us in
Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We were created in God’s image but we were also given free will and throughout history we have chosen to ignore God and go our own way.
Romans 5:12 tells us - “Adam sinned, and that sin brought death into the world. Now everyone has sinned, and so everyone must die”
There is nothing we can do to restore what has been lost!
The good news is that Jesus made a way! He loves you and wants you to know Him.
Romans 5:8 says - “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
John 3:16 says - “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.
God has provided this promise to us as a free gift to all. But we must choose!
Romans 10:9 says - “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.”
How can I be saved?
- Admit you are a sinner and need forgiveness.
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
- Pray, confessing that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and commit to live for Him for the rest of your life.
1 John 1:9 says - “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”