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Becoming a Christian

As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and that through believing in him and following his teachings we can have eternal life. Jesus teaches us that it is possible for absolutely anybody to have a fresh start, no matter what they have done in their life.

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Becoming a Christian is about accepting God’s gift of love through Jesus Christ.

When we accept God’s gift of love, we:

  • Believe that God created us and wants to love us.

  • Recognise we do things that separate us from God’s love and seek forgiveness for our sins.

  • Have faith that Jesus has overcome anything that can separate us from God’s love.

  • Trust the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus.

  • Commit our lives to loving God and loving others.


It is important to realise that God’s gift of love is free – there is nothing we can do to earn His love. No matter how good we are, we can never earn our salvation or replace what Jesus has done for us. If being a good person was enough to put things right between us and God, then Jesus’ death wasn’t needed and was pointless. It is through the death and resurrection of Jesus alone which cleanses us of our sin and reconnects us to God’s love.

“This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” - Romans 3.22-24

Repentance and trust are what’s needed in response to the unconditional love of God.

We must remember that just as we can decide to turn to God, we can decide to turn away again – God’s gift of free will is never removed and, as humans, we continue to make mistakes. We need to accept God’s gift of love every day. 

If you are taking a step to accept God’s gift of love for the first time, you may find saying this prayer helpful.

A prayer to committing to believe in Jesus or reconnect to Jesus. Written by Nicky Gumbel.

“Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life (take a few moments to ask for forgiveness for anything particular that is on your conscience).
Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong.

Thank you that you died on the cross for me, so that I could be forgiven and set free. Thank you that you offer forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit.

I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever. Thank you, Lord Jesus.


The journey to becoming a Christian can be a challenging one but full of love and acceptance from God. Please reach out to our Reverend Mark Pearce at or fill out the form below and he will be able to assist you on your faith journey.

If you are planning to attend a service at Holy Trinity for the first time, please let us know so we can make you feel welcome and supported.

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