Receiving Christ
Step 1 - God's Purpose: Peace & Life
      The Bible says, "for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
      God loves you and wants you to have abundant & eternal life.
Step 2 - Our Problem: Separation
           The Bible says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23); And, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
           God created us in His own image to have abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him; We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way which has resulted in separation from God.
Step 3 - God's Remedy: The Cross
         The Bible says, "For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Tim. 2:5); And, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Rms. 5:8)
         Jesus Christ is the only answer to the problem of separation from God. He died on the cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.
Step 4 - Our Response: Receive Christ
         The Bible says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." (Rev. 3:20); And, "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)
         We must trust Jesus Christ and receive Him by personal invitation.
        Is there any reason why you cannot receive Jesus Christ right now? You can have the abundant and eternal life if you will: Admit your need, be willing to turn from your sins, believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave, and through faith invite Jesus Christ into your life.
What To Pray
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins, and right now I invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.
                               In Jesus' name, Amen.
God's Promise
Look up Romans 10:13 and know that God saves you right now!
Following Christ
Step 1 - Walk With God
Walking with God simply means to be in a relationship with Him.
Step 2 - Learn From God
Learning from God through His Bible enables us to grow.
Step 3 - Talk With God
Talking with God through prayer helps us gain strength from Him.
Step 4 - Share With God
Sharing with God is giving tithes and offerings to His church.
Step 5 - Speak For God
Speaking for God is telling our friends what Jesus did for us.
Step 6 - Filled With God's Spirit
Being filled with God's Spirit is to surrender our lives to His control.
Step 7 - Unite For God
Uniting for God is to be a part of a local church to work for God.
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