Has something in the magazine or something you have discussed with someone or some thoughts that you have had or something that you have heard, brought you to a point of realizing that you want and need to know Christ in the truest and personal sense?
If so, below is a simple outline for someone of any age who is not a Believer to act on their desire to accept Jesus Christ into their heart as their Savior.
God’s Plan of Salvation
God created us to honor and serve Him
Revelation 4:11: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power;For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created
Each of us has sinned against God
Romans 3:10: As it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not on”
Romans3:23: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
The penalty for sin is eternal separation from God and Heaven
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Good works cannot ever earn God’s forgiveness and Salvation
Titus 3:5: not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.
God loves each of us
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus Christ died on the cross in our place, paying the penalty for our sin
Romans 5:8: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
We each must accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior
Romans 10:9: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13: For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
To accept Christ into your heart and life, pray a simple prayer along these lines – “Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I am sorry for my sins. I know that Jesus died for my sins and the sins of the world. Right now, I ask Jesus into my heart and receive Him as my personal Savior. Forgive me of my sins, thank you for saving me through the blood of Jesus. Please Lord, help me live for you. In Jesus name, amen.”
All scriptures are taken from The New King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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