Salvation

There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.

 

The Bible describes sin in many ways. Most simply, sin is our failure to measure up to God’s holiness and His righteous standards. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. We also sin when we fail to do the right things.

Many people are confused about the way to God. Some think they will be punished or rewarded according to how good they are. Some think they should make things right in their lives before they try to come to God. For you to come to God you have to get rid of your sin problem. But, in our own strength, not one of us can do this! You can't make yourself right with God by being a better person. Only God can rescue us from our sins. He is willing to do this not because of anything you can offer Him, but JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.

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titus 3:5

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Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on a cross at a place called Calvary, just outside of the city walls of Jerusalem in ancient Israel. God brought Jesus back from the dead, and provided the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. When we realize how deeply our sin grieves the heart of God and how desperately we need a Savior, we are ready to receive God's offer of salvation. To admit we are sinners means turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to follow Jesus.

All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now. God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory.

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For 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

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how do i become

a christian?

You're not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son.

now what?

Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? Let's review what this commitment involves.

1. repent

I know I am a sinner in need of a Savior, and I choose to turn away from my sin.

2. trust

I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and I trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for my sins.

3. surrender

I confess Jesus as my Lord and my God, and surrender control of my life to Jesus Christ.

4. accept

I receive Jesus as my Savior forever & accept what God has done for me and within me.

here's a 

suggested prayer

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. Amen."

If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please let us know! We want to celebrate in what God has done in your life and help you take a next step in your spiritual walk with the Lord.

 

If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, all you have to do is speak to the Lord from your heart.

 
Gospel Grove Church, Bargersville, IN