To know God through a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ is the best and most important experience a person can have. You may have heard of the word gospel as in gospel music or gospel preaching. Gospel literally means good news. This good news is found in God's Word, the Bible, which tells us:
We sometimes think that God is an angry Being, waiting to punish us. The Bible says, “God sent his Son into the world NOT TO JUDGE THE WORLD, but to SAVE THE WORLD through Him” (John 3:17).
You are not an accident and it is not by chance that you were born. God is not distant or disinterested. He has a plan for every stage of your life. You were designed BY GOD to be WITH GOD– FOREVER!
This, the Bible calls sin. Sins are sometimes obvious, blatant and hurtful. Other times they are quiet and hidden deep in our hearts - yet God sees inside all of our hearts. Isaiah said it well: “All of us, LIKE SHEEP, have strayed away. We HAVE LEFT GOD’S PATHS to follow our own” (Isaiah 53:6).
The Bible tells us that God is a LOVING God who does not treat us as our sins deserve. Instead of condemning us, He sent His OWN SON, Jesus Christ to die on the cross as payment for our sins.
God’s Word reveals God’s heart: “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) This means that God did not wait for us to love Him or even seek Him. He loved us first and He loves us no matter who we are or what we’ve done.
The Bible says: "Yet to those who RECEIVED HIM, to those who BELIEVED in His name, He (God) gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent nor of human decision or a husband's will, but BORN OF GOD. (John 1:12-13)
The Bible calls this being born again, the experience of salvation and the wonderful hope of eternal life.
What is YOUR RESPONSE to such GOOD NEWS?
If you’d like to receive Jesus Christ, His free gift of salvation and eternal life, sincerely pray this prayer. Make these words your own.
Father in Heaven, I understand that you’re a loving God and that in love You created me. I also understand that I have rebelled against following you and living for You. I turn to you right now. Please forgive me. Come into my life and make me a Christian. I choose to obey Jesus from today on. Thank You, Jesus for dying on the Cross and rising from the dead on my behalf. From this day on I call Jesus my Saviour and Lord. Thank you that I am now a child of God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer and really meant it, God heard you and you are now a Christian (Christ-in-you)! The Bible says you are a new creation, your old life has passed away and your new life has now begun (2 Corinthians 5:17).
We’d love to help you especially in your early days as a young Christian. You can contact us by using the form below.
Every Monday Night Imagine Nations Church has a lively group of new believers who meet together to learn more about knowing Jesus. The group is called StartIN. You are most welcome to attend. For more info use the contact form or phone us on (02) 4736 3000.