Are you ready for change in your life? Maybe you’ve been hurt, made some bad choices, or feel lost, and find yourself wondering, “What’s the point?”. Well, Jesus knows your pain and He wants to be there with you through everything you face. You can choose to have a relationship with Him—to accept His love and grace. It will be the best decision you ever make and change your life like nothing else!

How to Know Jesus

How to Know Jesus

Whether you know it yet or not, God’s plan for you is so much better than you can imagine, and this is the first step on that journey!

Begin by watching Joyce’s video below:


Jesus wants you to know Him, be your advocate, your provider—your ultimate best friend. He also has a plan for you and wants to help you as you walk through life. In fact, He said in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has amazing plans for your life, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” And the Bible says that God loves you so much that He gave His only Son—Jesus Christ—so you can have eternal life with Him!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
— John 3:16-17 (NIV)


How to Know Jesus
How to Know Jesus


The problem is that we are humans and we’ve made mistakes (Romans 3:23). Big or small, the Bible calls these mistakes “sin,” and even one sin keeps us from having a relationship with God, and eventually leads to death (Romans 6:23). But there is good news! Through Christ, you have hope! Jesus is waiting with open arms to save you—all you need to do is turn away from sin and toward Him (the Bible calls this repentance), and He’ll forgive you completely. When you do this, you’re giving Jesus all your brokenness, and in exchange He gives you everything He has for you: all His righteousness (right-ness), peace, and healing for your heart, a restored relationship with Him, and a fresh start in life.


“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
— Romans 3:23 (ESV)


God created you…He designed you in His image! And before you were even born, Jesus died for you, to save you from all your sin—past, present, and future. He knew the choices you would make, and He chose to save you anyway! No matter what you’ve done or been through, He loves you deeply and wants to have a real, honest relationship with you.

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
— Romans 5:8 (NIV)

How to Know Jesus
How to Know Jesus


Jesus was God’s perfect son (without any fault) and yet He chose to take on all of our sin and die for us. For you! Then God raised Him from the dead, and He became the only way to be saved.

Knowing Jesus is simply recognizing your need for Him, believing that He died and was resurrected for you…and inviting Him to be your friend, your advocate, your savior.

“I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.”
— John 14:6 (NIV)


God says in Romans 10:9 that if we make Jesus Lord (the leader) of our lives, and believe that He was raised from the dead, we will be saved. If you’re ready to start a new life with Jesus leading you and experience His true peace and joy in your life, pray this simple prayer out loud:

"Jesus, I know that I have made mistakes and I need You to save my life—I need You as my Savior. I have tried to do things on my own for too long, and I know it doesn’t work. So today, I give my life to You. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and that You rose from the dead. Help me to live my life for You and You alone. Thank You for Your unending love, forgiveness and grace in my life. Thank You for a fresh start! Today, I start out my new life as a part of Your family."

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

How to Know Jesus


If you just prayed that prayer, we're so excited to welcome you into God's family! The life God has ahead for you is truly amazing, and we are here to encourage you along the way! We'd love to send you two resources to get you started:

—Joyce's e-book A New Way of Living
—A free emailed Bible study called Building Your New Life with Christ

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...I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

—John 10:10 (AMPC)