21 – Believing in Jesus
The purpose of this book
How to meet Jesus
We have just begun to learn about Jesus. He taught many things. He did many miracles.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote their stories because they wanted you to meet Jesus. We have written this book because we want you to meet Jesus.
How do you meet Jesus? The first three letters of the English alphabet, A, B and C, will help you remember what to do: Admit, Believe and Commit.
First, admit you have sinned. Tell God how sorry you are for all the bad things you have done. You have not loved God as you should. You have not always treated other people with love, kindness and respect. Say you are sorry to God and ask him to forgive you.
Second, believe that Jesus has taken your sins away when he died on the cross. We deserve to die for our sins, but Jesus took our place. Jesus rose from the dead so that one day we will rise from the dead and live with him in paradise. Tell Jesus, ‘I believe you died and rose again for me.’
Third, commit your life to following and obeying Jesus. Become his friend and stay with him always.
If you would like to meet Jesus and become his friend, then say this prayer:
Dear God, I am sorry for all the bad things I have done. Please forgive me.
Thank you that your Son died on the cross for me.
I promise to love and serve you for the rest of my life.
If you know other Christians, it is a good idea to tell them about your decision to follow Jesus. You may also find it helpful to let us know by sending us a short message. We would love to hear from you.
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