Becoming a Christian
God Loves You!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
God has a wonderful plan for your life!
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10b
Walking Down the "Romans Road" to Salvation . . . .
Because of our sin, we are separated from God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The Penalty for our sin is death.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
The penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ!
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
If we repent of our sin, then confess and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be saved from our sins!
For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9,10
To receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I'm like everyone else - I can't make it through life on my own. I'm imperfect. I'm prone to sin. I have come to realize that there's nothing in the world I can do to make myself acceptable to You. But I know that You have loved me so much that You were willing to submit to the cross and die on my behalf. That's a grace so amazing I cannot understand it; I can only accept it. And I do. I accept Your free gift, and I know that from this moment on, I am saved. I am a child of God. And I give the rest of my life to serving You and experiencing the joy that only You can offer. Fill me now, dear Lord, and raise me to walk in the newness of life. I thank You and praise You! Amen.
You know, you really can, and should personalize your prayers, there is no set prayer that we should pray, but God hears the prayer of your heart, and wants you to talk with Him as a friend. Some of my favorite verses in the bible are Jeremiah 29:13 which says; And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. and again in Acts 17:27 which says; His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. We see there is a promise, that when we seek Him we find Him, and at the same time find that He was never far from us at any time!
Now that you are a "new creation" in Jesus Christ, the road ahead will be full of life-changing experiences. Growing in knowledge and understanding of the Bible and your Christian walk with God is essential for your spiritual growth.
Here are some ways that you can grow as a Christian:
- Be baptized.
Baptism identifies you with Christ
- Study the Bible.
The Bible will guide you through life and answer life's questions.
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Be diligent to present yourself to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15.
- Share your faith with others.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. 2 Timothy 1:8
Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witness to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
- Be part of a local church.
- Fellowship with other Christians.
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24,25
- God desires to meet your needs! Make prayer a part of your daily life.
If you have made a decision for Jesus Christ today, please let me congradulate you, and welcome you to the family of God! Would you now click on the contact page, and send us an email letting us know of your decision, and we will rejoice with you and help you out anyway that we can!