How to Follow Jesus

How to Follow Jesus

Why Jesus and the Gospel?

The journey of faith begins with understanding the good news, or the Gospel, which lies at the heart of the Christian faith. The term “Gospel” translates to “good news,” and to fully understand this message, it’s crucial to acknowledge the challenge humanity faces due to sin. In essence, sin is what separates us from God, originating from the fall in the Garden of Eden when mankind rebelled against God’s way. However, despite this separation, God’s love provided a path of reconciliation through His son, Jesus Christ.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Who Is Jesus?

Jesus Christ
is not only the central figure in Christianity but also the embodiment of God’s love and the key to our salvation.

  • He is the means of salvation, miraculously sent by God to restore the relationship that was broken by sin. 
  • On the cross, Jesus received the penalty for our sins so that we could receive the benefits of His perfect life.
  • God raised Jesus from the dead demonstrating His power over death and securing the promise of eternal life for all who trust in Him.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ [Jesus] died for us.” Romans 5:8

“Christ died for our sins… He was buried…He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3–4

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8–9

How to Be Saved: The Message of Salvation

Salvation through Jesus Christ is a profound and personal experience.
It’s about acknowledging our sins, embracing God’s forgiveness, and entering into a personal relationship with Jesus.


1. Recognition of Sin & Repentance

Recognizing our sinful nature and the need for forgiveness and turning away from sin with a genuine desire to change.

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,” Acts 3:19

2. Belief in Jesus

Trusting completely in what Jesus has done to save you through His life, death and resurrection.

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

3. Receiving Jesus

Allowing the work of Jesus to transform your life from the inside out.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12

Responding to The Gospel

Responding to the Gospel is a personal journey of faith, which begins with a sincere conversation with God inviting Jesus into our lives. Here’s a guide to help you in this significant step:

“Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You.
I turn from my sin right now.
I believe that You died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins.
I receive You as the Lord and Savior of my life. I give my life to You.
In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you have sincerely turned away from your sin, put your faith in Christ, and called on His name to save you, then, according to the Bible, you’re a Christian!

Connecting with a community of believers, engaging in prayer, and studying the scriptures are essential steps in growing in faith and understanding of the Gospel.

Next Steps



If you’ve made a decision to follow Jesus, going public with your faith is your next step!