Recognize that you are a sinner
The Bible says that every person is born in a state of sin. Sin is an attitude that resists God’s will and causes us to avoid Him. So first, you must admit your spiritual need. Romans 3:10 tells us “There is none righteous, no, not one.” We can’t make excuses or blame others and our circumstances for our actions. Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.”
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for YOU
Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified to take care of our sin problem. Romans 6:33 says “The wages (payment) for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.” The penalty for our sins is being eternally separated from God. Jesus took the penalty of our sins upon Himself. 1 Peter 3:18 says: “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” Jesus paid the price for your sin.
Repent of your sins
The word “repent” means “to change your direction.” The Bible tells us in Acts 3:19: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” God commands us to turn away from our sinful lifestyle and turn toward Him. You must be willing to turn away from the things that displease God, stop trying to avoid Him, and invite Him into your life.
Accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. Don’t try to “clean up your life” before you come to God. Instead, receive Him and allow Him to do the “cleansing.”
If you have chosen to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, CONGRATULATIONS! You have just made the best decision of your life! Please share your decision with one of the pastors or prayer team the next time you are in a weekend service or contact the office. Let us help you with the resources and relationships you need to flourish as a child of God. (Please let us know if you have decided to accept Jesus and would like us to follow up with you!)