God wants to have a loving relationship with us, but we have turned our back on God. The Bible calls this sin. Because of our sin, we have no peace with God. The punishment for sin is death and an eternity apart from God. The Bible calls this hell. But God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to live a sin-free life, die on the cross for our sins, and conquer death by raising back to life on the third day.
We can have salvation from sin and be adopted into God's family only through Jesus Christ. This salvation is free gift of God. However, in order to enter into a loving relationship with God, He asks that you do the following:
Admit: Admit that you have sinned against God. Romans 3:21-26 says we've all fallen short of His expectations.
Believe: Believe that Jesus is who He says He is. He is the Son of God and the Savior of the World. John 1:1-18 says that all who believe in His name will be given the right to become children of God.
Confess: Confess that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:5-17 says if you confess that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved. This means you let God call all the shots. You trust and obey Him in all areas of your life.
To do this, you need to have a conversation with God. It's called prayer. Find a quiet spot and start talking to God. Admit, believe, and confess.
Here's another presentation of the gospel:
The gospel of Jesus Christ is both simple, in that anyone can understand and follow Jesus but it’s also complex. It’s a big story. Admittedly, these simple presentations are the path to start following Jesus but it’s only the beginning. The big story of the Bible is about the creation, the fall of humanity into sin, the redemption (or rescue), and restoration of God’s people back to himself. It’s a beautiful story with Christ in the center. Here’s a video that summarizes the story of the Bible:
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