A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A Christian has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, tries to obey Him in all things, and draws on His strength to help with problems.

God made us for Himself and our souls are restless until they find rest in Him. Only God can fill the void in your life. The answer to your search is accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life. To become a Christian, you need to know these basic facts from the Bible:

  1. God loves you. Because of God’s love for all persons, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
    (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5)
  2. You are a sinner. All persons are sinners in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own way and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God.
    (Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10)
  3. Sin separates you from God. Sin forms a barrier that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, Who is holy. As an unholy sinner, you cannot have fellowship with God. You are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls hell.
    (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23)
  4. You can’t save yourself. People often think that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation.
    (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)
  5. God sent His Son Jesus to remove the sin barrier. The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, removed the sin barrier between you and God, Jesus died for your sins, taking your punishment on Himself. God did for you in Jesus Christ what you couldn’t do for yourself.
    (1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  6. You can receive Jesus Christ through faith. Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin.
    (John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
  7. Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ. Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Thank Him for entering your life. Commit yourself to live for Him.

Accepting Christ is the beginning. After accepting Him, be obedient by following Christ in baptism and by uniting with a church. Talk with another Christian about your decision for Christ.

I just read an article where evangelist and pastor Greg Laurie, gave a sermon to more than 109,000 people.

In the sermon he spoke about the sudden loss of his son in a car accident that happened on July 24th, he talks about his loss and how he is dealing with his grief.

He told the attendees the following:

“Heaven is not the default destination when you die. You have to choose it. Jesus Christ paid your way to heaven when he died on the cross for you, but you must make your own choice to follow Him”.

So somehthing to think about, what have you chosen as your final destination?

This is the memory verse for my Sunday School class (4th, 5th 6thgraders).

Mark 8:36
“For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.”
Mark 8:36

It amazes me how powerful each verse is even in today’s times. What a gift we have in the good word, the Holy Bible.

SEOUL, South Korea — Thousands of South Koreans gathered for a prayer service Tuesday to welcome President George W. Bush on a visit that was also expected to spark revived protests against imports of U.S. beef.

Police said some 30,000 people convened on the grassy plaza in front of Seoul City Hall for a Christian service, while large South Korean and U.S. flags were held aloft by balloons overhead along with a banner reading, “Welcome President Bush.”

“The United States made sacrifices for South Korea during the Korean War and helped us live well,” said Kim Jung-kwang, a 67-year-old retired air force colonel who attended the rally wearing his military uniform. “The United States is not our enemy. Without the U.S., we will die.” TO read the entire story click here.

Reading this story gave me goose bump, 1st the prayer vigil AWESOME! Then to be remembered by some as being good how great is that. Finally news from another country where you are seeing the Love. 🙂