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On the cross, Jesus paid the debt that was due over all of our lives for our rejection of God as Father. And then after three days, he rose from the dead providing limitless life for all who choose to accept him and follow him. He provided the way for us to live at peace with God in this life and into eternity beyond. God’s power works in the hearts of those who have placed their trust and lives in the completed work of Jesus. If you would like to take a step towards God then pray the following prayer:

“Father God, Thank you for the sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. I now ask for forgiveness for my selfishness and independence towards you. Through the power of Jesus’ resurrection please give me new life today. Please send your Holy Spirit into my life to transform me from the inside out and make me the person you designed me to be. Amen”

FAQ'S

Some people feel their prayers hit the ceiling and bounce back with depressing frequency. It's almost as if there is a barrier in the way. There is good news but unfortunately it starts with bad news! The bad news is that the barrier is really there, it's made up of what the Bible calls sin. Put simply, sin is all the things we do, say and think that break God's perfect law. But the good news is that Jesus, through his sinless life and death on the cross, made a way for the sin barrier to be removed. When we choose to accept the forgiveness and fresh start Jesus offers us, the way to God is clear.
Lots of us have grown up with the idea that to pray, we have to screw our faces up, close our eyes, put our hands together and kneel at the end of the bed. There's nothing wrong with that but it's not the only way. Prayer is simply a conversation with a God who hears us even where we struggle to find the words. Try it today!
The Bible is a big book and can feel overwhelming, in fact it's more of a library than a book! People who haven't grown up to read it tend to start at the beginning, its pretty logical let's face it. But the best place to start is two thirds of the way through with the stories of Jesus in the Gospels. They are called Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You can also get the Bible in digital form and translated into today's language. A version called 'The Message' is great if you're new to the Bible. The other problem is that lots of us don't read books by choice, if that's you can download an audio Bible that you can listen to on your computer or mobile device.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian but it certainly helps you to grow as one. The problem is that lots of us have had experiences when we were younger where we we forced to go to Sunday School and sit through religious assemblies at school. The truth is that the church is the family of God not a dull, religious series of meetings. So, look for a church near you that you can feel at home in but you won't find a perfect one because it will have people in it!
This is a really tough question because people really matter to God whatever they believe and whatever religion or faith they follow. To answer this question we should look at what Jesus said about himself. He said "I am the way, the truth and the life" It's an individual journey to discover through personal experience whether he was telling the truth or not. A Christian is someone who has come to the realisation that Jesus is the Son of God and has found a relationship with God as Father through him.
The Bible tells us it was never God's plan for us to die but to live in an unending relationship with him. Death came into the world when people rejected the eternal Creator God, choosing instead to live life as if he didn't exist. With death has come sickness, pain and decay but when we get right with God it all changes. By accepting the forgiveness on offer through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we can receive the gift of eternal life. It's like a 'factory reset' is performed on our lives. The moment that happens eternal life begins and it carries us through this life and on into Heaven.

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