Jesus: See for yourself
Deciding to place your faith in Jesus is a big deal. Jesus resets our relationship with God as completely forgiven – a new start; and gives us his Spirit to help us live as a believer – a new life. Jesus becomes your Lord and Saviour.
To remind us of the good news Jesus brings, below are two summaries of the what Jesus has achieved for you, then a prayer you can pray to become a Christian. If you aren’t already connected on campus, find other Christians at your uni to encourage you in your first steps as a new believer.
Summary: The message of the Bible
At the end of his gospel, John tells us that he selected his material to help us understand who Jesus is and what he came to do:
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” – John 20:31
John was convinced that Jesus is the only one who can forgive all our failures and give us eternal life. Jesus does this by suffering death in our place, taking God’s judgment for our sins. And Jesus came back to life, victorious over death because he was who he claimed to be – God’s good and perfect King who reigns over the world forever.
Two Ways to Live is another summary of the gospel. It starts at creation, and shows how Jesus’ death and resurrection is the good news we must trust in for eternal life.
Two Ways To Live
Pray: Ask for mercy
If you want to receive the life that Jesus offers, you can speak to God now using this simple prayer. It might seem ‘too easy’, and you might feel you need to do something more. But as we’ve seen, words are powerful. Words reveal God to us, they enable us to meet Jesus, and words can restore our relationship with God. Saying ‘sorry’ is a simple but profound acknowledgement of our guilt before God. Saying ‘thank you’ expresses trust that God does indeed forgive us in Jesus.
I am sorry for ignoring and rejecting you, preferring the darkness of sin over your wonderful light and truth.
Please, Lord, forgive me.
Thank you that Jesus died so that I can be forgiven.
Thank you that he rose again so that I can receive new life now and in eternity.
Please fill me with your Spirit so that I always honour Jesus as the true King who reigns forever.
Connect: Find other Christians
If you have decided to follow Jesus, that’s a fantastic and life-changing decision. Like all big decisions we usually need a little help getting started well.
We encourage you to tell a Christian friend at uni.
You may have questions. You may be excited. You may be unsure about what to do next. Someone from your campus would love to help as you get started following Jesus!
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