Monday, March 7, 2011

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN

Jesus Cares About You!



Do you want to be loved? Most people do. Jesus loves you. "For God so loved the world" are the first words of John 3:16, one of the most popular Bible verses. Everybody wants to be loved. Put your name for the word "world". "For God so loved (your name)" shows God's personal love for you.



Not only does Jesus love you, but also He wants you to have a full, meaningful life. John 10:10 states, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." But sin keeps us from having this full life. Romans 3:23 tells us that all people are sinners: "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God."



We cannot save ourselves. God must punish sin; yet He loves us! He provided forgiveness for sin through the death of His son on the cross. "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God" (1 Peter 3:18). Jesus demonstrated the scope of His love for each of us by taking on Himself the punishment for our sins.



The only way Jesus can affect our lives is for us to ask Him into our lives. "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).



The choice is ours. "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out" (Acts 3:19). Repentance is not just feeling sorry for our sin, but it is turning away from our sin and turning to God. Repentance is like making a U-turn; it is a total change of direction.



Is there any reason why you should not receive God's free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ right now? God promises in Romans 10:13, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Pray a prayer of repentance, such as, "Jesus, I know You love me and that You died for me. I confess my sin and ask You to forgive me. Please come into my life and save me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen." *




Now Jesus is your personal Savior. Discuss your decision with a pastor or another Christian friend. Tell others of your faith in Christ by being baptized and becoming an active member of a local church.



* I pray like that every day.

It seems so easy and yet for some reason it is so hard for people, maybe it seems too easy.

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