Why am I here? Who am I? What will happen when I die? These questions have intrigued people throughout the ages. The answers can be discovered by understanding God’s plan of salvation and by getting to know Jesus Christ.
Who Is Jesus? What Did He Do?
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 to save humanity from dying in their sins. Christ died to pay for our sins, your sins can be forgiven. And because He conquered death, you can have eternal life — you can know for sure what will happen to you after you die. But this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you…
Ask for forgiveness. Believe in the gift of salvation. Pray to confess your sins. Receive Christ into your life.
The Bible teaches:
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 When you receive Christ into your heart, you become a child of God. You have the privilege of talking to Him in prayer. At any time. About anything. The Christian life is a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And best of all, it is a relationship that will last for all eternity. Joyfully receive it!
Pray the prayer of Salvation
“Father, I know that I have sinned against You. Please forgive me. Wash me clean. I promise to trust in Jesus, Your Son. I believe that He died for me — He took my sin upon Himself when He died on the cross. I believe that He was raised from the dead. I surrender my life to Jesus today. “Thank You, Father, for Your gift of forgiveness and eternal life. Please help me to live for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
What do I do now that I have received Jesus into my heart?
1. Get plugged in to a local church
You won’t believe how much having a group of people to support you will help you along your journey with God. A Christ-centered and vibrant church will provide you with sound biblical teaching and connect you with others who are searching for God. It will also provide opportunities for you to get involved in activities that make a difference in your community and the world and will be there for you as you grow in your faith.
2. Read your Bible on a daily basis. Online Reading the Bible Plans
Reading your Bible is key. Whether you simply read it, listen to a podcast or go through a devotional, reading your Bible will help build a foundation for your faith in God. God will speak to you in ways that will transform you from the inside out.
3. Make prayer a priority.
Prayer is key. Just relax, get somewhere peaceful, and begin a conversation with God that will help build your relationship with him. Martin Luther once said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” That quote is packed with powerful truth, prayer is your way of staying connected to God.