You are invited to have a personal relationship with God, your Creator!
To have a personal relationship with God, you must become a follower of Jesus.
There is no other way.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".
"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture".
This decision must be a personal commitment from the heart. No one else can decide for you.
If you choose to believe in Jesus, you will be eternally blessed.
If you choose not to believe in Jesus, you will be eternally separated from God.
Therefore, this will be the most important decision you will make in this life.
This is the way to become a child of God and experience His love and blessings:
Know that God loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son...
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
(I John 3:1)
Admit that you have sinned against God and are separated from Him.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away...
there is no one who does good,not even one.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Believe, Repent, and Receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—
for all whom the Lord our God will call."
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God.
Pray this prayer of commitment:
Lord Jesus, I know that you love me.
I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I choose to believe that You died to forgive me and I repent of my sin.
Right now, I receive you as my Savior and Lord.
I choose to follow you for the rest of my life.
Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
Declare your faith and let others know you have decided to follow Jesus.
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.
Trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the most important thing you will ever do.
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This will help you begin your new life in Christ,
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Sometime after the Resurrection of Jesus
Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
For some reason, Peter decided to go back to fishing for fish. Remember that when Jesus first called Peter, He had told him he would become a fisher of men, not fish.
Perhaps he was tired of waiting for Jesus to do something. Maybe they were running low on cash and needed to make some money. Maybe Peter was just bored. We often get impatient waiting for God to show us what to do next.
While we do not know for sure why Peter decided to go fishing, we do know that Jesus had not told him to go fishing. Peter decided this on his own. And we also know that his attempt to catch fish was a complete failure. They were out all night and caught nothing.
Yet, when Jesus showed up in the morning and gave them direction, they caught so many fish they could not haul in the net. What a difference! There were plenty of fish to be caught, but only under the direction of Jesus.
This same Jesus is still alive today. And He desires to do for you what He did for His disciples on that day. He wants to show His power and glory through your efforts and work.
Will you allow Him to do that by cooperating with Him, waiting for Him to direct, and then following His direction? This is what it means to follow Jesus.