Becoming a Christian

Becoming a Christian

Letting Jesus be Lord of your life is the most important decision anyone can ever make. So, what does the Bible say about becoming a Christian?

First Of All God Loves You.

1 John 4:10 – In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. NKJV

Sin separates you from God.
Sin is choosing my way instead of God’s way.
Sin separates people from God.

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, NKJV

God sent Jesus so you would not have to die for your sin. Jesus died on the cross, He was buried, and He rose from the dead.

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. NKJV

How to Become a Christian. It is as easy as A-B-C!

A—ADMIT

Admit to God that you are a sinner

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, NKJV

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. NKJV

Repent, turning away from your sin

Acts 3:19 – Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, NKJV

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. NKJV

B—BELIEVE

Believe that Jesus is God’s Son and accept God’s gift of forgiveness from sin

Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. NKJV

Acts 4:12 – Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” NKJV

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. NKJV

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. NKJV

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (9) not of works, lest anyone should boast. NKJV

John 1:11-13 – He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (13) who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. NKJV

C—CONFESS

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Romans 10:9-10 – 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. (10) For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. NKJV

Romans 10:13 – For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” NKJV

Is it time for you to become a Christian?

God’s Holy Spirit will help you know if you are ready to become a Christian. If it is not time for you to become a Christian, put this information away until later. If it is time for you to become a Christian, pray a prayer such as the one below.

Dear God:

I know I have sinned and that my sin separates me from You. I am sorry for my sin. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me so my sin can be forgiven. I believe Jesus rose from the dead and is alive.

God, please forgive me. I ask Jesus to come into my life and be my Savior and Lord. I will obey You and live for You the rest of my life.

Thank You. Amen.

Now it is time to find a church. A place to learn how to serve your Lord so that others can be blessed through your decision.