Next Steps

How do I know for sure?

STEP 1: GOD’S PURPOSE: PEACE AND LIFE

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:
“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

STEP 2: THE PROBLEM: OUR SEPARATION FROM GOD

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

People have tried to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:
"There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)

No bridge reaches God … except one.

STEP 3: GOD’S BRIDGE: THE CROSS

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” (Peter 3:18)

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

STEP 4: OUR RESPONSE: RECEIVE CHRIST

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

“If you declare 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)

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can receive Christ into your life:

Admit your need. (I am a sinner in need of a Savior)
Be willing to turn from your sins. (Repent)
Believe that Jesus Christ paid your debt on the cross and rose from the grave to prove it was true.
Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive him as Lord and Savior)

If you have prayed to receive Christ, take a moment to thank God for restoring you back to a right relationship with Him - then TELL someone!  

What God did for you is "good news"  and is worthy to be shared so others may come to know Him as Lord and Savior as well.  Find a local Bible-teaching church where you can be baptized as a public testimony of your new faith and begin growing in your Christian walk!

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