We Are All Sinners.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Everyone is born with a sin nature in that they disobey God. Sin is saying, thinking, or doing anything that displeases God. In other words, sin is choosing to go your own way rather than being obedient to God’s way.
Sin Separates Us From God.
We Cannot Save Ourselves.
Many people believe that their good works and actions will earn them a spot in heaven, but this isn’t true. The Bible is clear that it’s “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” (Titus 3:5). No matter how good you live, apart from God you cannot spend an eternity in heaven.
God Sent His Son Jesus To Provide A Way For Us To Be Saved.
Jesus paid the ultimate price for your sins by dying on a cross and raising again 3 days later. He did what you could never do for yourself. Jesus made a way to remove the sin barrier between you and God so that you could have a personal relationship with Him.
Anyone Can Accept The Free Gift Of Salvation.
The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) In order to accept this gift, you must put your faith in Jesus Christ and believe that He died and rose again on the third day. Faith is trusting in what Jesus did for you rather than your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for you to have a relationship with God.
(John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10; Revelation 3:20)
Now Is The Time To Accept The Free Gift Of Salvation.
Pray and admit to God that you are a sinner in need of a savior. Repent and ask Him to forgive you for sinning against Him, and invite Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life.
Here is an example of something you could pray:
“Lord, I admit that I am a sinner and that my sin separates me from You. I believe that You died on the cross to save me of my sins and that three days later You rose victorious over death, proving that You are the Son of God. I want to make you the Lord of my life. Save me, change me, and take me to heaven when I die.”
If you just prayed to accept the free gift of salvation for the first time, please give us a call (907) 333-6535 or email us and let us know! We would love to help you grow, because accepting Christ is just the beginning of an awesome life-long journey.