Considering this good news of hope in Jesus, how do I respond? There are no magical words to say or book to sign. The response in receiving Jesus and beginning a relationship with Him is a personal one. We want to help guide you through this response, which involves the following:
Trust in Jesus Alone Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.” (John 6:47)
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Belief and faith in Jesus is trusting that He alone can save you.
Admit your Need to Jesus As we read earlier, we each have sinned, fallen short, are imperfect, and in desperate need of hope.
Ask Jesus to forgive you
Jesus said, “Repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) When we ask Jesus to forgive us, we are also agreeing with Him that we have done wrong. This doesn’t mean that we will not ever struggle again, but this means that we are replacing our past patterns with a new life based on the good news of Jesus.
Follow Jesus Now, because of what Jesus has done in your life, you are a Jesus-follower. Your allegiance and commitment is to Him. This influences every area of your life as you live to worship, honor, and obey Jesus as “the Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6:15).
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16