How can I become a Christian?

A Christian isn’t someone who was born in a Christian country or was born into a Christian family.

A Christian isn’t someone that believes in God and tries to be good.

Praying doesn’t make you a Christian and going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.

A Christian is someone that follows Christ – someone that is a follower of Jesus.

Why do we need help?

The Bible and our own experience tells us that we all do, think and say bad things – things that God doesn’t want you to do, and because of those things your relationship with God is broken. There is a barrier between you and God and you can’t go to heaven when you die. God is holy and always does what is right and fair, so he can’t just ignore the bad you do – justice is needed. The punishment you deserve is to go to hell when you die, but God loves you and made people to know him and be his friend and so he doesn’t want them to go to hell – so he made a way for people to escape

What did Jesus do?

Jesus, God the son, came down to this earth to rescue us by taking our place – He was punished on the cross so that we could be forgiven and go free. Three days later he came alive again because he was innocent and had never done anything bad.

What do we need to do?

Now all you need to do to know God as your friend and to know His forgiveness – is be sorry for being bad, turn around and walk back towards God and believe that Jesus loved you so much that he took the punishment you deserved. If you really believe in Jesus you will be so grateful that he died for you, when you didn’t deserve it at all, that you will want to follow Him, want to live your life trying to put Him first in your plans and decisions rather than putting yourself first.

Take a look at our 3 minute video to understand more.

A great first step is to talk to God and tell him you are sorry for being bad and thank him that he died for you so you can be forgiven. Tell him that you want to put him in charge of your life and live for him.

The next important step is to get to know him better… by reading about him in the Bible – our notes about Jesus in the book of Mark are a great place to begin.

Then start attending a Bible teaching church where you can worship God and learn about him and find support, encouragement and friendship.

We are here to help you with any questions you have or things that are confusing you – please chatnow or send an email. 

Getting to know Jesus…

Getting to know Jesus for yourself is so important – Finding out about Him for yourself is so important and we have made it really easy for you!

Many people have different opinions about who Jesus is and what He is like. The only source of information we can really trust is what the Bible teaches us about Him. There are four gospels in the Bible written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and they tell us about the events that took place when Jesus was living on the earth.

Our FREE meetJ app will take you through the book of Mark with something to read every day and easy to understand notes explaining what each story teaches us about Jesus.

Or you can download the pdf notes to read or print them out so that you can write down what you learn about Jesus in the spaces before comparing your thoughts with our notes.

Download – Part 1: Mark chapters 1-9

Download – Part 2: Mark chapters 10-16

What does the Bible say?

If you find the Bible confusing to read and would like to discover it’s main big message then

Download – What does the Bible say?

Discover for yourself what the Bible says to you, sections of the Bible are written out for you to read – with questions to answer and things to think about.