Getting to know Jesus

A relationship with Jesus and the gift of eternal life is something that God freely offers to everyone. To receive this gift is an act of faith. In the Bible, the gospel of John says it like this: ‘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’ (John 3:16). To receive this gift of eternal life, it starts with a simple prayer that says three things to God:

1) Sorry

You have to ask God to forgive you for all the things you have done wrong and turn from everything which you know is wrong in your life. This is what the Bible means by ‘repentance’.

2) Thank you

We believe that Jesus died for us on the cross. You need to thank Him for dying for you and for the offer of His free gift of forgiveness, freedom and His Spirit.

3) Please

God never forces His way into our lives. You need to accept His gift and invite Him to come and live within you by His Spirit.

If you would like to have a relationship with God and you are ready to say these three things, then here is a very simple prayer which you can pray and which will be the start of that relationship.

Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life (take a few moments to ask His forgiveness for anything particular that is on your conscience).

Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong. Thank you that you died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free.

Thank you that you offer me forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit. I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever.

Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.

Your next steps

1) Talk with someone

Fill out our Talk with Someone Form below if you’d like someone to get in touch with you and help you in your search for truth or your decision to start a relationship with Jesus.

2) Develop your understanding

We’d love to encourage you to join an Alpha Course where you can learn more about Jesus. Along with this why not start reading your Bible (the gospels is a great place to start) and praying to God (talking to Him).

3) Get connected to church

You are welcome to join us for one of our weekly Sunday Services each weekend at 11am & 5pm. Head to online.hopecity.london to tune in.

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