How to Become a Christian

 

Jesus was born for a reason.

We love the baby at Christmas,

but have you received the gift offered by Jesus

when he died on the cross

and rose again from the dead?

 

HOW CAN I KNOW I WILL GO TO HEAVEN?

 

Jesus Christ said, “I AM THE WAY, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

God Himself came to earth as a human being to bring us back to Himself. If any other way would have worked, Jesus Christ would not have had to come. The Way is a person!

 

JESUS HAS ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF YOUR SIN PROBLEM!

“The wages of sin is death, BUT the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

  • God did this for us because he loves us and wants us to know him.
“God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
  • God has already done His part to restore our relationship to Him. He took the initiative.
  • Now he waits for each of us to individually accept what He has done for us.
 
 

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?

 

1. ADMIT THAT GOD HAS NOT BEEN FIRST PLACE IN YOUR LIFE AND ASK HIM TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

 

2. TURN TO JESUS AND BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS, THAT HE ROSE AGAIN, AND IS ALIVE TODAY.

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus is your Lord, and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name (Jesus) by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

 

3. ACCEPT GOD’S FREE GIFT OF SALVATION. DON’T TRY TO EARN IT.

“For it is by grace you are saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

 

4. INVITE JESUS CHRIST TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE AND BE THE BOSS (LORD) OF YOUR LIFE.

“To all who receive Him, He gives the right to become children of God. All we need to do is to trust Him to save us. All those who believe this are reborn – not a physical birth . . . but from the will of God.” John1:12-13 (LB)

“Jesus says, ‘Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in . . .’.“ Revelation 3:20 (GN)

 

Our relationship to God is not restored by anything WE do,

but on the basis of what Jesus has already done for us!

 

YOU CAN TAKE THESE STEPS BY

PRAYING A SIMPLE PRAYER OF COMMITMENT TO GOD:

“Dear Jesus, thank you for making me and loving me, even when I’ve ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. As much as I know how, I want to follow you from now on. Please take over my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a Christian.”

“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
 
If you just prayed to trust Jesus and ask him to forgive you, will you please let us know? We have some information we want to give to help you. Please email Pastor Brian at Brian@HarvestChurchEugene.com.