Salvation

The ABC’s Of Salvation

 

God Rules

The Bible tells us God created everything including you and me, and He is in charge of everything.

 “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”

Revelation 4:11 (NLT)

We Sinned

We all choose to disobey God. The Bible calls this sin. Sin separates us from God and deserves God’s punishment of death.

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

                                                                        Romans 3:23 (NLT)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

                                                                        Romans 6:23 (NLT)

God Provided

God sent Jesus, the perfect solution to our sin problem, to rescue us from the punishment we deserve. It’s something we as sinners, could never earn on our own. Jesus alone saves us.

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

                                                                                 John 3:16 (NLT)

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”

                                                                        Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)

Jesus Gives

Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again. Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be welcomed into Gods family for eternity. This is the best gift ever!

“Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.”

                                                                        1Peter 3:18 (NLT)

“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”

                                                               2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”

                                                                        Romans 5:8 (NLT)

We Respond

We can respond to Jesus. The ABC’s of becoming a Christian is a simple tool that helps us remember how to respond when prompted by the Holy Spirit to receive the gift Jesus offers.

A – Admit

Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning away from your sin.

 

B – Believe

Believe that Jesus is God’s Son and receive God’s gift of forgiveness from sin.

 

C – Confess

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

 

Make This Your Prayer

Dear Jesus, I agree with you that I’m a sinner in need of salvation. I also believe that you died in my place, taking the punishment I deserved for my sin. I accept your offer of forgiveness and eternal life. I now receive you as my Savior and Lord. Help me to live from now on to please you. – Amen

 

If you have just prayed this prayer and truly mean what you said to God in your heart then you are now a child of God. Welcome to the family. Also we would like to hear about your decision to accept God’s gift, please take a moment and send an e-mail to one of our staff members or by clicking the “contact us” button. We would love to be able to rejoice in this with you.

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