Everything we do as a
church, and the reason we exist in the first place, is because of God’s gift of
forgiveness through his son Jesus. More than anything else, we want you to know
that God loves you and has a plan for your life!
Many spend their lives
trying to earn God’s approval by following rules, attending religious services,
or being a good person; the truth is that the only way to a
fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with
1) God loves you.
Because of God’s love
for all persons, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
(John 3:16; Ephesians
2) You are a sinner.
All persons are
"sinners" in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own
and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God.
(Isaiah 53:6; Romans
3) Sin separates you from God.
Sin forms a barrier
that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, Who is holy.
As an unholy sinner, you can’t have fellowship with God. You are headed for a
Christless eternity that the Bible calls Hell.
(Isaiah 59:2; Romans
4) You can’t save yourself.
People often think
that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves
and God. That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken
relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation.
2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)
5) God sent His son Jesus to remove the sin
What you cannot do for
yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Your sin is a barrier between you and
God. But the Good News is that Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose
from the dead to demonstrate that His payment was acceptable to God. By taking
your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for relationship with God.
(1 Peter 2:23; Romans
5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:9)
6) You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
Faith is trusting in
what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore
fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right
relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also
involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from
(John 14:6; Acts
16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
7) Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you
are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to
forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Commit
yourself to live for Him.
If you just prayed to
receive Christ for the first time, please give us a call (256.828.4479)
us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
We would love to help you grow, because accepting Christ is just the beginning
of an awesome life-long journey!