Accept Jesus Christ

The Gospel - Good News - Message

God, who is perfectly good and limitless in power, created the universe. God sustains His creation expressing His kindness to all of humanity. All people are to live in worship and obedience to God. All are accountable to Him.

In Adam and Eve mankind rebelled against God. All are born into the world in sin and under condemnation. Sin separates from God. The consequence of sin is physical and spiritual death. An eternal hell awaits those who remain in a state of sin and rebellion.

God in His grace has made a way for humanity to receive salvation and to be reconciled to Him.  (John 3:16) By dying on the cross as a substitute for sinners, Jesus Christ provided the only way for those who repent to be forgiven for their sins.  Those who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior will enjoy eternal life in peace with God.

Jesus is alive and in His gospel offers spiritual life and a new relationship with God.  To receive this life the sinner must do two basic things:

  • Turn from sin and self-centered living, and follow Jesus as Lord.
  • Trust that Jesus has done everything needed for our acceptance by God.

Acts16:31 declares: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved."

Here are the steps every one must take in order to experience salvation.

  1. Admit that you are a sinner - Romans 3:23
  2. Realize that the penalty of sin is eternal death - Romans 6:23a
  3. Acknowledge that there is nothing you can do to save yourself - Romans 3:20
  4. Realize that Christ has paid the penalty for sin - Romans 5:8-9
  5. Repent (turn from) of your sin - Luke 13:3
  6. Confess and believe in (turn to) Jesus Christ alone for salvation - Romans 10:9

After receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and completing the above steps, read the following prayer aloud:

Dear God,

I confess that I am a sinner and that I need your forgiveness. I am truly sorry for my sins and I want to forsake them and flee from them. Please forgive me.

I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin and that He arose from the dead for my salvation.

I accept Jesus as my Savior and promise to follow Him as my Lord.

Thank you, God, for your wonderful love.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Congratulations, you have Eternal Life. Now join with a Christ-centered church congregation where you can “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18a).

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