The two greatest days in anyone’s life are the day you are born
and the day you ask Jesus into your heart!
Salvation is the free gift of eternal life God has prepared for you and me through Jesus Christ. It is given to whoever will repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
(A): “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23; “The wages of sin is death (hell).” Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:14
(B): “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved.” Acts 16:3
(C): “…Confess with thy mouth the Lord, Jesus and BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised HIM from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
(D): “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
(E): “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever surely believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God came not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned, but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
(F): “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
We do not deserve the gift of salvation. We were still sinners when Jesus died on the cross and took upon Himself the sins of the world, and we still are sinners. Everyone that has ever lived, except Jesus, has sinned. But, God loves us so much, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to enter into and die in this world of sin. We cannot earn salvation by our good works, for the Bible says that we are saved by grace.
If you have never asked the Lord, Jesus, to come into your life, why not open the door now? You really have nothing to lose, except your worries, fears, and guilt. Jesus says that He is standing at the door of your heart right now, knocking to be allowed in. If YOU will open the door to Him, He will come in, (Revelation 3:20). Because Jesus Christ has already paid the price for our sins, all we have to do is confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead to be saved.
Are you ready to receive this free gift God has made possible for us?
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
If you are sincere and ready to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please say this prayer out loud as follows:
Dear Lord: Have mercy on me, a sinner, I confess my sins. I am not proud of them, but I acknowledge them as sin. I thank You for dying for mankind and rising from the dead for me. I am a person in need of forgiveness. I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me from my unrighteousness. Make me the person You want me to be, the person You have purposed me to be from the beginning of time. Lord Jesus, I accept you as my personal Savior. Thank You for saving every personal area of struggle in my life. I rejoice that Your blood cleanses me from my sins, and I am filled with the strength of Your Holy Spirit. I dedicate my life to You and vow to live everyday according to Your Word. Thank You for giving me a second chance. As your Spirit and Word reign in my life, I rise up above the past, I rise up above my dilemmas, and I rise up to serve You the rest of my life, in Jesus mighty name. AMEN.
Your Next Steps:
Please let someone who is a Christian know about your decision to accept Jesus as your personal Saviour. I encourage you to:
- Obtain a Bible, and read it (God’s Holy Word) everyday!
- Repent, turn away from sin!
- Pray to Jesus everyday.
- Find a Bible believing, teaching, and preaching church.
- Get involved with the activities, meet the people, find a close friend in that church that can hold you accountable for the actions in your life.
- Support that church through your tithes / offerings, prayer, and fellowship with the believers.
If you do not belong to a church, please do not wait to be invited. You need to take the initiative. Call the pastor of a nearby church where Christ is honored and His Word is preached. It’s important that you start this week, and make plans to attend church regularly. To grow in Christ you NEED to be around other believers who can guide you in your new walk.
~ Pastors Doug & Janice Bird