1. Realize that you are a sinner.
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we can not become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
3. Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us to “turn from your sins, and be cleansed” (Acts 3:19 NLT). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. John 1:12 “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.”
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
Dear Lord Jesus, I confess to you with my own mouth that I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. I now turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I claim you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me, in Jesus' name. Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from every wrong” (1 John 1:9 NLT).
If you just made a decision for Christ, we would love to hear from you and provide you with some materials to help you get started! You can get in touch with us in one of three ways: 1) Fill out a "Hey I'm Here Card" at one of our services, 2) send us a message, or 3) contact us at 954-680-7779.