Salvation Prayer

God is inviting you into a relationship with Him today!

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life – abundant and eternal. Because of our nature, we are separated from God; we disobey God and go our own way. Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem.

He died on the Cross for our sins and rose from the grave. In this way, Jesus bridges the gap between God and people. We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him into our hearts by our personal invitation.

How To Receive Jesus Christ:

  1. Admit your need for forgiveness and peace.
  2. Be willing to turn from your sins, believing that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.
  3. Through prayer, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to forgive your sins & be your Savior.

The Salvation Prayer

Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from the dead, I shall be saved.

Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce my past life with Satan and close the door to any of his devices.

I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away; now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.

As you begin your new walk with Christ we want to encourage you with these thoughts. 

Does God really love me?

God loves you because it’s His character. He loves you not because of duty, but because it’s who He is and what He does.  In Jeremiah 31:2a  He says “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.” and in John 3:16 the Bible says “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. The word “Love” in Hebrew is AHAVAH and pronounced Ah Ha Vah, and yes God has AHAVAH for you.

What is the Gospel?

Specifically, the Gospel is the good news about Jesus. The story of who He is and what He did for us.

  1. God’s Design
    God created the world. We can see beauty, purpose and evidence of design all around us. It is impossible to ignore. Just look at the intricate design of plants, the way the moon influences the tide, or the ever-changing colors in a sunset. The Bible tells us that God originally designed a world that worked perfectly — where everything and everyone fit together in harmony. God created us for a purpose. He created us to know Him and to enjoy Him; to live and bring glory and honor to Him. 

Suggested Reading: Genesis 1:31, Psalm 19:1 & Ephesians 2:10

  1. Our Brokenness (Sin)
    If we look around at society, it is easy to see that humanity is not bringing glory to God. Rather, there is a brokenness in the world. We see it in the evil of terrorism, we see it in war, violence, abuse, deceit and betrayal. In ignorance to God, we could search high and low for the reason of the brokenness, but the truth is, beneath it all, the problem is spiritual.

Really, we are the problem. We have not lived for God, we have not followed His rules and made up our own. We have not valued a relationship with Him. The Bible calls this sin and it means to run from God, trying to do life our own way. Sin is taking the title of God and putting it upon ourselves. It is because of sin that we as humanity have become hostile, not only towards God, but towards others. The Bible says the consequence of sin is death.

Suggested Reading: Romans 1:25, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 & Proverbs 14:12

  1. The Solution (Jesus)
    Brokenness leads to a place of realizing a need for help; a remedy, some Good News. God, because of His mercy and great love for us, did not leave us in our brokenness. He sent His Son, Jesus as a solution to our sin problem. Jesus came to us, lived a perfect sin-free life (exemplifying life by God’s design) and willingly chose to die in our place to pay the penalty for our sin. He then defeated death and rose to life. He did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves.

Simply hearing this good news is not enough, we must act on it and admit our sinful brokenness, ask God for forgiveness and stop trusting in ourselves. This is when we can begin to understand God’s original design for our lives and the lives of others.

Suggested Reading: John 3:16, Colossians 2:14, Mark 1:15 & Ephesians 2:8–9

Is Following Jesus Easy or Hard?

No, but here’s the thing: Loving God and loving people—all people, all the time—is where it gets complicated (hard). We live with broken people in broken systems, which create a broken world. You and I know that life isn’t easy, just like Jesus promised. Yet, we find hope in our broken world by trusting Jesus when he says, “I am with you always”.  So Jesus’ teaching is easy because it’s simple. Love God; love people. But that doesn’t mean we’ll have a trouble-free life—quite the opposite.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Will I have to give up all my old friends if I follow Jesus?

No, not necessarily, and in fact, God may want to use you to point them to Jesus.

And if Jesus does change your life, who will see it more clearly than your old friends? And who will they listen to more openly than you? Yes, some of them may laugh at you—but down inside, most of them will respect you for what you’ve done, and they’ll know they would be better people also if they’d give their lives to Jesus also. Don’t let them drag you down or tempt you into sin—but ask God to use you to tell them about Jesus.

Ready to begin your new life?

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