Does Jesus matter?
No matter where you are in life, all of us struggle to find purpose, answers, and hope. Some days we just want to keep our heads above water – take care of our family, pay bills on time, and find some kind of work/life balance that keeps us healthy. But we also have deeper questions. Why am I here? What is the purpose of it all? Jesus matters because He came to answer all those deep questions we ask ourselves. He came to give us purpose in living our day-to-day lives and settles where we’ll spend eternity.
Jesus brings meaning to life.
The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Salvation is gained by faith, by receiving Jesus as Savior, and by fully trusting Jesus alone.
The biblical message of salvation is simple, clear, and amazing at the same time. We have all committed sin against God (Romans 3:23). Other than Jesus Christ, there is no one who has lived an entire life without sinning (Ecclesiastes 7:20). Because of our sin, we have earned judgment from God: death (Romans 6:23). Because of our sin and its deserved punishment, there is nothing we can do on our own to make ourselves right with God. As a result of His love for us, God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus lived a perfect life and always taught the truth. However, humanity rejected Jesus and put Him to death by crucifying Him. Though that horrible act killed the only truly innocent man, our salvation was obtained. Jesus died in our place. He took the burden and judgment of our sin upon Himself (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus was then resurrected (1 Corinthians 15), proving that His payment for sin was sufficient and that He had overcome sin and death. As a result of Jesus’ sacrifice, God offers us salvation as a gift.
God calls us all to repent of our sins (Acts 17:30) and have faith in Christ as the full payment of our sins (1 John 2:2). Salvation is gained by receiving the gift God offers us.
For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift - not from works, so that no one can boast.
"If you declare with your mouth, ‘“Jesus is Lord,’” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
If you are ready to accept Christ, pray to him now.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need your forgiveness. I believe that You lived, died and rose again so that I could be connected to God. I confess you as my Lord and commit my life to You. I give you my past, present and future. Take my life and use it. I give it to You. Amen.”