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What is a Christian

A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ.

A Christian is a person who has decided to:

  • Turn away from rebelling against God and trying to run their own life
  • Trust in Jesus Christ and what he has done for us,
  • Acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Ruler of their life.

Christians are not perfect, but we trust the claims of Jesus Christ, and His ability to help us to live in a way that is faithful to the character and teaching of Jesus Christ, and that will honour God.

Becoming a follower of Christ is an act of faith, in response to God's faithfulness to us. It is an simple step to take, but a challenging life to live.

If you want to enter into a relationship with God right now, this uncomplicated prayer is a good way of expressing that desire.

"Dear God,

I know I am not worthy to be called a child of God and belong to your family. I do not deserve your gift of eternal life. I am guilty of rebelling against you and ignoring you. I need your forgiveness.

I want to turn from living my life in my own way. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose again to give me new life. I now acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Ruler of my life.

Make me a member of your family. Please help me to love you and serve you always.


If you have prayed this prayer, it is essential to link up with other members of God's family so that you can be helped, encouraged and supported in following the way of Jesus Christ. If you want to know more about becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, contact us, or get in touch with a church near you.

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