Many people believe they are a Christian because they go to church, or grew up in a certain denomination, or were sprinkle baptized as a baby.  These things are important, but there is so much more to Christianity.

Christianity – What It’s Not

Being a Christian is not about religion – Jesus was perhaps the most un-religious Man to ever walk this earth (read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)!

Being a Christian is not about being a good person.  The bible says that we are all sinners and we all fall short.  We all need a Savior.

All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). 

Being a Christian is not about faithful attendance at church.  One Preacher said it best when he proclaimed, “Sitting in church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car!”

Christianity – What It Is

Being a Christian is a matter of the heart.   It’s about a true desire to know Jesus in a personal way, like we know our spouse, our family, or a best friend. Therefore, Christianity is a commitment to Jesus in the same way we commit to those whom we love.

When we know Jesus in a personal way, He changes us.  The way we live our life, the things we say, the way we treat others, the way we love our selves – we begin to do all these things better, simply because of our personal relationship with the Lord.

Does becoming a Christian make life easier?  No.  Absolutely not.   Life is tough and it’s a brutal world out there.  No one knows that better than Jesus, yet He overcame the world, and He overcame trials.  Jesus is a Conqueror, and in Him we are able to do the same.

…we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Romans 8:37)

Now take a few minutes and read the following scriptures.   You will feel Jesus tugging on your heart.  Respond to that tug and give your heart and life to Him

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”  (Revelation 3:20)

Repent…that your sins may be wiped out and times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8,9)

 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God ( John 1:12 )

These things I have spoken to you that in Me you might have peace.  In the world you shall tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33)

 Prayer to Receive Jesus

To give your heart and life to Jesus, and to receive Him in to your heart, pray this prayer:

“Jesus, I know I am a sinner.  I know I fall short.  I also believe that You died for My sins, and I believe You rose again from the dead and are alive today.   Please forgive me for all I have done.   Make my life new, Lord, as I turn away from my ways and embrace Your ways.  I surrender my heart and my life to You.  I ask that You enter My heart and be Lord and Savior of My life.”

Now What?

Learn about Jesus – Daily read your bible beginning in the New Testament, and expect the Lord to show you many things.

Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ (Romans 10:17)

Talk to Him – Prayer is simply a conversation with God.  You will learn to hear His voice too.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27)

Find a goodChurch- one who believes in and teaches the Bible.

Do not forsake the assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near (Hebrews 10:25)

Contact us at Blue Fire Ministries – we want to celebrate your decision and help you in your walk with Jesus.

Even so, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.   Luke 15:10