Responding to God

The Bible teaches that you are a sinner.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "There is no one righteous, not even one" (Romans 3:10)

But God loves you and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for your sin.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

You receive Christ as your Savior by turning from your sin and placing your faith and trust in him.

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out" (Acts 3:19). "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).

Pray this prayer:

"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins, rose from the dead and lives today. I now turn from my sins. I place my faith and trust in Jesus alone to be my Savior and to forgive me. I receive Jesus into my life as my Savior and Lord. From this day forward, I will follow Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving me and for coming into my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."

Welcome into God's family!

Share with others that you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Ask for baptism my immersion in a local church as a public expression of your faith. If there is no church near you, start a church by gathering a group of persons in your home and worship together on a regular basis. Read your Bible and pray each day. Tell others what Christ has done for you and what he can do for them.