The Gospel is the good news that Jesus came to make a way for us to be reconciled to God and have eternal life.
If you’d like to know how to become a follower of Jesus or how to share the Gospel with someone, check out this video.
Here are the basics:
- Admit- A person must admit to God that they are a sinner and have disobeyed God. They must be sorry for their sin and turn away from sinning (repent). Look up and read the following verses: Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Acts 3:19; and 1 John 1:9.
- Believe- A person must believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that God sent Jesus to pay the penalty for sin and place their faith and trust in Him alone for their salvation. Verses to read about believing include John 3:16; John 14:6; and Romans 5:8.
- Confess- A person must confess their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their life. Read Romans 10:9-10, 13.
If you believe these things, here is a simple prayer you may pray to God to commit your life to follow Jesus. Simply saying these words doesn’t save you; you must trust and mean what you are saying:
Dear God, thank You for choosing to love me! I know I am a sinner. I believe You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I believe He rose again and lives today. Today, I repent and turn away from my sin. I want to follow Jesus in obedience, be baptized, and live my life for You alone. Thank You for Your wonderful love and for changing my life forever. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.