Following Jesus

Everlasting Life

When you believe in Jesus for everlasting life, you have everlasting life
that will last forever! AND you are a child of God.

God wants you to grow as His child.  You grow by obeying God.  This is called being a disciple.  God gives you the Holy Spirit to help you. The Holy Spirit is also God. The Holy Spirit lives inside of everyone who has believed in Jesus for everlasting life.

Pray

One way to obey God and grow as His child is by talking to Him.  Talking to God is called prayer.  You can talk to your father God anytime and anywhere!  He will always hear your prayers.

The Bible

Another way to obey God and grow as His child is to read the most important book in the whole world – the Bible!  The Bible is God’s word. It is how God speaks to us.  The Bible is powerful and true, and full of God’s promises!  Reading the Bible will help us learn more about God and grow closer to Him. A great place to start is the Gospel of John. Listen to the Gospel of John now.

Church

You can also obey God and grow as His child by going to church.  Church is a place where you can learn more about the Bible, and you can make friends with others who have believed in Jesus for everlasting life.

Baptism

Baptism is another part of God’s special plan for you.  Once you are a child of God, it is good to get baptized You obey God when you get baptized, and it makes God happy when you do.

Forgiveness

Once you are a child of God, sin doesn’t boss you around anymore.  You can live for God and follow Him! But you will still sin. When you do, you should tell your sins to God and ask for forgiveness.  God will forgive you and will never stop loving you, no matter what!

Answers to Important Bible Questions

How many of your sins did Jesus die for on the cross?
Jesus paid for all of your sins on the cross, not just sins in the past, but sins in the future as well.

What is everlasting life?
It’s life with Jesus that will never end. It starts when you believe in Him alone for it. After you die you will go to live with Jesus forever.
“…he who believes has eternal life.” John 6:47

Can I get everlasting life by doing good things?
No.
The Bible tells us “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Rom. 3:23. You can’t get everlasting life by doing good things, but only by believing in Jesus.

When does your everlasting life begin?
You receive it the moment you believe in Jesus alone for it.

How long does everlasting life last?
Forever. If it didn’t last forever it wouldn’t be called everlasting life. You can’t lose something you HAVE that lasts forever.

If doing good things doesn’t give me everlasting life then how does doing good fit in? Doesn’t the Bible tell us to do good?
Yes. When you believe in Jesus for everlasting life you become one of God’s children. God wants you to grow. The best way to grow is to follow Jesus and do the things Jesus tells you to do. If we follow and obey Jesus, He will have a great reward for you in heaven that is better than anything we can imagine on earth.
“If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” John 12:26

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