Got Jesus? A Simple Question, Right??
But also the most important question you will ever answer.
Notice the question is not “Got Religion?” or “Do you go to church?”… I attend church regularly, but just going to a building does not make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s makes you a hamburger…
You see, knowing Jesus Christ as your savior is not about “religion”, it is about a relationship. It is about a relationship with the God that not only created the universe, but came to earth in the form of a man, and died on a cross for the sins of all.
The Bible says that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) I know that I certainly fall into that category as a sinner. This was true both before I asked Christ into my life and since doing so. The difference is that now I fully know that I can receive forgiveness for the things I’ve done wrong. If you think you could never be forgiven, you don’t know what I’ve been through. Because of my multitude of sins, I should never deserve forgiveness in the eyes of man, but thankfully I have a loving Heavenly Father who forgives all. The prophet Paul was considered the greatest persecutor of Christians, yet He became the greatest missionary of the New Testament after giving his life to Christ.
The Bible says that “There is no one righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10)…so basically we’re all in the same boat. We all deserve an eternity separated from God, yet He loved us so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us. He committed no sins yet suffered and died on a cross, shedding his blood for our sins so that we could be forgiven.
However, that was not the end of the story. You see, on the third day after He was crucified, Jesus rose again (Mark 16:5-6 “And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.”) Jesus Christ, my Savior, died a sinner’s death for you and for me. And then he rose again, overcoming sin, death, hell, and the grave.
At this very moment, Jesus intercedes in prayer for you (Romans 8:34 “Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”)
I don’t understand it all, but I know that I am a sinner. I know that I have been forgiven because I asked Christ to come into my life, to save me and to change me. Do I still fail him miserably at times? Yes. Does He still forgive me? Yes.
In 2007 I traveled to Russia as part of a ministry team and had the opportunity to worship with believers as far away as Moscow and St. Petersburg. I could not speak their language, yet we were able to worship the same God together. Christ died for my sins, their sins, and yours. It does not matter where you were born or what you’ve done. He Loves You and wants to come into your life and have an eternal relationship with you.
I’m glad you visited my site today, but far more important than the music I share is the message behind it, and the greatest thing you could ever get from being here is realizing that you too need a relationship with Jesus Christ. I encourage you to pray and ask Him to come into your life and forgive you of your sins. I can promise you that you will never regret it, for it is the wisest decision I have ever made in my life.
My relationship with Jesus Christ not only gives me the promise of an eternity in Heaven, but peace and joy on this earth that cannot be experienced any other way. I hope that you’ll make the same decision I did. If you have any questions about what all this means, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk with you personally about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you for reading!