What next?

You’ve just encountered Jesus. Here are 3 things everyone needs to do after this has happened.

1. Give your life to Jesus

What you just experienced was God knocking at the door of your heart. Every one of us has messed up and “missed the mark” (what the bible calls “sin”) in life, but at the Cross, Jesus took all of your wrong upon himself so you could be made right with God. To do this, you need to receive His forgiveness and open your heart to him.

Here’s a prayer you can pray:

Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I open the door of my heart. I make you Lord of my life. Fill me with your Spirit. Amen.

If you’re not ready to pray that just yet, no problem. You still need to go on to steps 2 and 3.

2. Get around others who’ve encountered Jesus

There are two types of people: 1) those who’ve encountered Jesus and 2) those who haven’t. Five minutes ago, perhaps you were in category 2). Nothing can convince someone Jesus is real except Jesus himself. But then you met him! You may have friends and family who are still in category 2). That’s OK, but they may think you’re crazy when you tell them what just happened – and after a while, you might start to wonder if they’re right! You need to get around others who are in category 1), to keep you on track with what you know in your heart was real.

Use the link at the end of this page to be put in touch with a non-scary person who’s been there and would love to help.

Eastgate is a church full of people who aren’t interested in religion, but have encountered Jesus. We meet on Sundays at 10am.

Our address is 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, DA11 8AD.

Email us at whatnext@eastgate.org.uk if you are unsure about whether coming on a Sunday is right for you just yet, or if you don’t live near enough (we can put you in touch with another bunch of similar people).

3. Hear what God has to say about you

That voice telling you you’re crazy for believing this is real is trying to stop you from experiencing the love that God has for you. Nothing good comes from listening to that voice. But life comes from hearing God’s voice! One of the ways God speaks to us is through the bible. The bible isn’t just a book; it’s alive. You can download a free bible in almost any language here at www.bible.is


Click here with any questions you may have as we would love to help you.