We have all made mistakes and gone against the ways of God. More than that, our very nature is stained by what the Bible calls "sin." Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Yet God loves you and wants to save you from sin, to offer you a new life of hope. John 10:10 says, "I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance."
To give you this gift of salvation, God made a way through His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!"
You receive this gift by grace through faith alone. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is God's gift-not from works, so that no one can boast."
No one can earn heaven or salvation, but we receive it because of the finished work of Jesus. Faith is a decision of your heart demonstrated by the actions of your life. Romans 10:9 says, "If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
If you trust that Jesus died for your sins and to receive new life through Him, pray a prayer similar to this to express your repentance and faith in Him:
"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died to forgive me of my sins, and I believe Jesus has been raised from the dead. I now accept Your offer of eternal life. Thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Thank You for my new life. From this day forward, I will choose to follow You."
If you have trusted Jesus for salvation, share your decision with a Christian friend or our pastor. If you are not already attending church, we welcome you to join us in worship and grow in your faith. Following Christ's example, ask to be baptized by immersion as a public expression of your faith.