Sometimes we do not know where to turn in life. Struggles come from every way but there is One to Whom you can seek. His name is Jesus, God’s only Son. If you seek forgiveness, hope, love and assurance of eternal life in heaven, start here.
First, you need to understand that you and I are sinners. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” It is sin that separates you and me from a relationship with God. No matter how hard we try or how many good deeds we do, we still, because of our sin, fall short of God’s glory. Romans 6:23 tells us that there is a penalty for our sin. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The penalty is death, separation from God in hell. The second part of that verse brings us to the second point.
We must know that God loves us and that He provided a way to have a relationship with Him. “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23. God sent His Son Jesus to die on a cross and to pay the penalty for sin. Romans 5:8 say “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” He died for you and me. Three days later he rose from the grave triumphant over sin and death once and for all.
So how do I become a Christian?
You need to ask Christ, by faith to come into your heart. Romans 10:9-10, 13 says this
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you made a decision for Christ then pray this simple prayer.
Dear Jesus, I realize that I am a sinner. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins and providing a way to You. Please forgive my sins and I ask you into my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. By faith, I now have eternal life in Christ. Help me to walk daily in the center of Your will and to keep my life focused on You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
If you just prayed this prayer there are a few steps more you need to follow.
1. Buy a Bible and start reading the Gospel of John and 1 John. I prefer the King James Version. Some say it is hard to understand, but you are now filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray and rely on Him to teach you as you read the Word also known as the bible. Don’t give up!
2. Surround yourself with Christian friends and attend a church where worship is centered on God and the Bible is preached and taught. And follow the example of Christ and be baptized.
3. Contact me if I can help. I would love to hear from you!
Resources to help
|KJV Ryrie Study Bible Bonded leather, Black, Thumb-Indexed
By Moody Publisher
|What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith,
Trade PaperBy Adrian Rogers with Steve Rogers / B&H Books