HOW TO RECEIVE CHRIST


GOD IS LOVE.
He loves you and He wants you to love Him.

BUT. . .
All people do not love God!

WHY?
because of...

SIN

WHAT IS SIN?

  • Disobeying God
  • Breaking God's Law
  • Making a decision to do those things which are wrong

"Anyone...who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."
James 4:17

WHO HAS SINNED?

EVERYONE!

"For all have sinned..." Romans 3:23

WHAT DOES SIN DO?

  • Sin makes you feel unhappy.
  • Sin separates you from God.

YOU / SIN / GOD

What is God's answer for your sin?

JESUS!

Jesus is God's only Son! He lived a perfect life!

  • Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for your sin and then came alive again in a wonderful way!
  • Jesus lives in heaven today. He listens to your prayer and is preparing a place for you in heaven!
  • Jesus is the only way to know God and spend forever in heaven with Him!

"Jesus said 'I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'" John 14:6

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN

1. ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER.

Every person has sinned.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 2:23

Sin separates us from God.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ." Romans 6:23


2. REPENT OF YOUR SIN.

Repentance is feeling sorry for having sinned and having a great desire to turn in the opposite direction.

Just as repentance is turning away from sin, faith means turning toward God. You show faith when you turn toward God and His forgiveness.

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out..." Acts 3:19

3. BELIEVE IN JESUS.

Realize that God loves you and Jesus died for your sin.
"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not die but have eternal life." John 3:16

To believe in Jesus means to trust Jesus. This means you believe Jesus is the Son of God and you trust Him to save you from your sins and take control of your life.

4. RECEIVE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE.

Pray to Jesus and ask Him to come into your life to be your Savior and Lord.

"...If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus us Lord,' and believe in your heart God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

HAVE YOU EVER DONE THIS?

IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO PRAY THIS PRAYER NOW?

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. Please forgive me. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want Jesus to come into my life and be my Savior. I want to follow Him and obey Him. I want Him to be the Lord of my life. Amen."

IF YOU JUST PRAYED THIS PRAYER:

  • Jesus has come into your life.
  • Your sins are forgiven.
  • You have an eternal home in heaven.
  • YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN!

NOW THAT YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN

You will want to:

Tell others about it --this is called a "profession of faith"
"Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven." Matthew 10:32

Be baptized.

Baptism shows others what has happened to you. It is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is also something that Jesus commands us to do, and we need to obey Him.

"...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20

Start growing in Jesus:

  • Read God's Word, the Bible.
  • Talk to God through prayer.
  • Come to church to worship God.
  • Tell others about Jesus so they can know Him too.

Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will obey what I command." John 14:15

You will want to remember the day you became a Christian. It is your "spiritual birthday!"

Send an email to one of the GROW Zone staff, so we can celebrate with you!