Central truth: The love that Jesus gives us is more than a happy feeling for Him and others. Jesus’ love calls us to live humbly and unselfishly as we look for the best in ourselves and others.
HOW DO I BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST?
- Recognize that God Loves You!
“How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we can become the children of God.” 1 John 3:1
- Realize that you need God’s forgiveness.
“If you say that you have not sinned, you lie to yourself, but if you honestly admit to your sins (confess), and desire to turn away from them (repent), God will completely forgive you. Then you are clean and whole in God’s sight.” 1 John 1:8-9
- Receive the Spirit of Jesus into your heart.
You must personally invite Jesus to come into the very heart of your life as your Savior and Lord! Feed your spirit on the Bible, prayer and weekly church worship. John 1:12; Romans 6:23
- Report for Action
When you believe in Jesus and you receive His spirit into your heart, you want to serve others with the love that comes from God. “This is how you know what real love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for you, and you must lay down your life for your brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16