FAITH

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
A Christian is not someone who simply goes to church; a Christian is not someone who lives a good life; a Christian is not someone who was baptised as a baby.
A Christian is someone who has a personal, living, real relationship with God through Jesus.    We get to heaven through our friendship with Jesus Christ.

HOW CAN WE SAY THAT?
You may be thinking! With all these religions around, surely they are all the same? We believe not. Jesus is the only religious leader who died and rose from the dead, in order to give the gift of heaven - both as a reality now and also an assurance for after death. No other religious leader ever went that far - Jesus alone was man enough and big enough to pay for the self-centredness of the whole world by laying down his life.
"How did God show his love for us? He sent his one and only Son into the world. He sent him so we could receive life through him" says the Bible (1John 4:9)

WILL I GO TO HEAVEN?
God loves us all so much he really wants all of us to go to heaven and experience heaven now. This is his deepest desire, that all people everywhere have a real personal relationship with Jesus. But God is not a strict headmaster. He does not order us about. He gives us free will. God has done his part in sending Jesus, we have to accept the invitation and do our part by getting to know him.
The Bible says "This is how much God loves the world: He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him anyone can have whole and lasting life." (John 3:16)
 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Only you can make the decision to become a Christian - a follower of Jesus. As we have already seen, God has done His part - now its up to you to do yours.

It's the easiest thing in the world to do, but also the hardest - but the rewards are eternal!!!!!


IT'S AS EASY AS 'A-B-C'!

To become a Christian is as easy as learning the ABC!
- Accept that Jesus is the only Son of God and that you need Him to help you in all that you do in your life. Accept the invitation to a whole and lasting life God is wanting to give you.
- Believe that Jesus died on a cross, and rose again, in order to open up the way to heaven for all who believe, trust and have a relationship with Him.
- Confess say sorry for all the rubbish, the sin, the wrongs, in your life. Tell Him you want to get rid of the rubbish and start afresh....
If you want to become a Christian this prayer (prayer is simply having a chat with God) will help you...
 
Lord Jesus, I thank you that you want to know me, that you are interested in me and care about me. Right now I say "yes" to a friendship with you.

I am sorry for the times I have hurt you and others, forgive me and help me to change. I need your help now in order to become more the person you want me to be.

Let me know you now as my special friend, who is always with me, and give me strength to follow this decision through.

I ask your Holy Spirit to breathe new life into me - to equip me and empower me for life ahead.... Amen.

 

WHAT NOW?

Well - all of heaven has just exploded with celebration! God welcomes you into His kingdom. For you - this is where the fun begins!
 
You need to start reading the Bible (which is God's letter to us). Get a modern version - The New International Version gives accuracy, whereas The Message is an easier to read story format. We suggest you read the Bible with some Bible Reading Notes.

You need to find a church or Christian fellowship (for
UK
click here, for Formby click here) - you need a to be part of a Christian family where you can be loved and cared for. We suggest you "shop around" until you find one you are happy with.
You need to start talking to God and you need to start telling others about this fantastic relationship you have found with Jesus.
Welcome to the family of God! You are special and loved. You are important to us and to God. May God bless you!
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