Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? How can I become a Christian? If these are questions you’ve been asking, God has answers. Take a few moments to consider the following passages from the Bible. Here is what the Bible says about having a relationship with God…
1. Everyone needs salvation because we have all gone our own way and lived without God. The Bible calls this sin.
Romans 3:10-12 “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have
turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does
good, not even one.”
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
2. The consequence of sin is separation from God forever.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
3. Jesus paid the price, the penalty of our sins. He took the punishment in our place.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
4. We receive salvation and eternal life by turning away from our old life. The Bible calls this repentance. Then we make the decision to put our faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9-10 “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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Romans 10:13 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
5. Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into relationship with God forever.
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
6. That relationship last forever! He that is in you is greater than he who is in the world!
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
>> Response: How to Receive God’s Gift of Salvation
1. Admit that you have gone your own way and lived without God. The Bible calls this sin. Realize that you deserve the consequence of sin, which is separation from God forever.
2. Believe that Jesus paid the price, the consequence of our sins. He died in your place and rose again.
3. Repent. Stop living life your own way. Turn away from your old life and turn toward God.
4. Trust Jesus. Receive salvation and a relationship with God forever by putting your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.