Christian Commitment

Becoming a Christian

One of the biggest decisions a person can make is whether or not to become a Christian. Some people are brought to church from a very young age and it can almost seem like a natural thing to do. For others who may have started coming more recently the Christian faith may be very new and far from clear.

What is a Christian?

Some people think that the Christian life is all about being a good person and living a good life. Whilst this is to be commended and encouraged it is not the thing that makes a person a Christian. Despite what we see on the news most people live good lives already.

Relationship

The Christian faith is all about relationship. A relationship with the living God. God made himself known to us through the person of his son Jesus. He showed us what God is like and he showed us the potential that lies within every human being. Jesus lived the perfect life. He loved - he served - he forgave - he welcomed. But Jesus was also nailed to a cross. He died for the sins of the whole world. The cross stands as an eternal reminder of the suffering that Jesus endured.

Thankfully, death was not the end of the story because on the third day God raised Jesus from the dead. He overcame the power of death. And it remains a Christian truth that through faith and trust in Jesus, we too can do the same. Even in the face of death we have great hope.

Invitation

A person becomes a Christian when they recognise who Jesus is and what he came to do. Jesus invites us to follow him - to give our hearts and our lives to him and to live in a relationship with the living God through Jesus. It's exciting stuff! God graciously gives us his Holy Spirit who lives within us and helps us to live the Christian life.

The Bible is God's Word to us and Christians are encouraged to read God's Word as part of their daily walk with God. Word for Today is a good starting place for reading and understanding God's Word.

A Prayer

Dear Lord, thank you that you love me so much that you sent your son Jesus into the world. Thank you that Jesus died on the cross for me. I am sorry for all the wrong things I have done in my life. Please forgive me. Today I want to make a new start. I invite Jesus to come and live within my heart. I pray that with the help of your Holy Spirit I may learn what it means to follow you. Help me Lord I pray. Amen.

If you felt this prayer was for you then you have made a new and important start. Congratulations! You may or may not feel different. What matters is that you have taken a big step and God knows.

We would love to support you. The links below may be of help. Alternatively we would love to meet with you to discuss further. Feel free to come to one of our services or contact us to find out more

 


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