Good works cannot save you!
For 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)
Here’s what you must do:
Step 1: Admit you are a sinner.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned (Romans 5:12)
If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (1 John 1:10)
Step 2: Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
Jesus said: I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. (Luke 13:5)
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. (Acts 17:30)
Step 3: Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
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)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Step 4: Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Savior.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:10)
For, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:13)
What to pray:
“Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior.”
If you just prayed that prayer… CONGRATULATIONS!
We’d love to celebrate this life-changing moment with you. Meet us in the Fireside Room after service or join us at Starting Point at 9:00 am on Sunday.
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)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)