"For God so love the world that He gave His only son that whoever believes in
him will not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16
If you do not know Jesus as your personal savior, please read the
following to find out how you can recieve Jesus as your personal savior.
|How to Become a Christian|
theme of the Bible is God's love for you and for all people. This love was revealed when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came
into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. Because Christ died, your
sins can be forgiven, and because He conquered death you can have eternal life. You can know for sure what will become of
you after you die.
You have probably heard the story of God's love referred to as the "Gospel." The word Gospel simply
means "Good News." The Gospel is the Good News that, because of what Christ has done, we can be forgiven and can live forever.
this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly accept it. God requires an individual response
from you. The following verses from the Bible show God's part and yours in this process:
God's Love Is Revealed
in the Bible
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life." —John 3:16 (NIV)
God loves you. He wants to bless your life and make
it full and complete. And He wants to give you a life which will last forever, even after you experience physical death.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." —Romans 3:23 (NIV)
have heard someone say, "I'm only human—nobody's perfect." This Bible verse says the same thing: We are all sinners.
We all do things that we know are wrong. And that's why we feel estranged from God—because God is holy and good, and
we are not.
Sin Has a Penalty
"For the wages of sin is death." —Romans 6:23 (NIV)
as criminals must pay the penalty for their crimes, sinners must pay the penalty for their sins. If you continue to sin, you
will pay the penalty of spiritual death: You will not only die physically; you will also be separated from our holy God for
all eternity. The Bible teaches that those who choose to remain separated from God will spend eternity in a place called hell.
Has Paid Our Penalty!
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died
for us." —Romans 5:8 (NIV)
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, has paid the penalty
for all your sins. You may think you have to lead a good life and do good deeds before God will love you. But the Bible says
that Christ loved you enough to die for you, even when you were rebelling against Him.
Salvation Is a Free Gift
it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works,
so that no one can boast." —Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
The word grace means "undeserved favor." It means God
is offering you something you could never provide for yourself: forgiveness of sins and eternal life, God's gift to you is
free. You do not have to work for a gift. All you have to do is joyfully receive it, Believe with all your heart that Jesus
Christ died for you!
Christ Is at Your Heart's Door
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone
hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." —Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. Picture, if you will, Jesus Christ standing at the door of your heart
(the door of your emotions, intellect and will). Invite Him in; He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life.
Must Receive Him
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children
of God." —John 1:12 (NIV)
When you receive Christ into your heart you become a child of God, and have the
privilege of talking to Him in prayer at any time about anything. The Christian life is a personal relationship to God through
Jesus Christ. And best of all, it is a relationship that will last for all eternity.
If you are making a commitment
to Jesus Christ today please email us and let us know.
Taken from "Your
Christian Life" 1965, 1968, as "Aids to Christian Living," 1986 as "Practical Steps in Christian Living," 1995 as "Beginning
Your Christian Life," 1997 as "Your Christian Life," Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.