God desires to have a
relationship with each
one of us!
However, there is a problem. We are all born sinners and God and sin don’t mix. But, the good news is that God has made a way for us to be right with Him. All we have to do is to receive His gift of grace, the gift of everlasting life. There is just one simple step involved in receiving this gift and that is to believe what the Bible says, including …
We are all sinners in need of saving.
‘…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ (Romans 3:23)
Our sin has separated us from God and there are eternal consequences for our sin.
‘For the wages of sin is death …’ (Romans 6:23)
The Father sent His Son Jesus into the world to pay the penalty for our sins.
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)
By believing that God the Son died on the cross for our sins we are saved.
‘…that 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.’ (Romans 10:9)
One simple prayer is all you need.
If you would like to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, all you need to do is pray a simple prayer of faith. You could say something like this:
“Lord, I know I am a sinner and I want to ask you to please forgive me for my sins. I want to turn away from my old ways and follow You. Would you please come into my life and become the Lord of my life. In Jesus’ Name.”
With that prayer of faith, the Bible tells us that you have been transferred from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of light. You are a child of God! Please keep reading to learn more about what it means to be a Christian.
Once we are saved, there is more good news. God has plans for our lives! At the heart of those plans is a lifelong journey of getting to know God through a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you prayed a prayer of faith and received Jesus as your Savior, there are a few key steps that will help you nurture and grow your newfound relationship with Jesus.
We get to know Jesus by reading God’s Word.
“Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ” (Hebrews 10:7)
We develop a closer relationship with Jesus and learn God’s will for our lives by praying.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
We remain steadfast in our walk with the Lord by being in fellowship with other believers.
“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)
As we follow the Lord by obeying His Word, Jesus has promised to produce fruit in and through our lives.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)