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The Gospel ABC's

God loves you very much. He is longing for a relationship with you and has provided a way that you can get to know Him.

The Bible gives us some steps to follow in order to receive Jesus as Savior. It's as simple as A, B, C.

Admit that you are a sinner - Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Believe that God sent Jesus to take your punishment - John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

Confess that you have sinned and that Jesus is now #1 in your life - Romans 10:9,10 That 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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

© Stan Toler (used by permission)

How To Be Saved

  1. Confess your sin and your need of Him. Come to the Lord as you are. (Psalms 51:17 -- "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.")

  2. Hear the Spirit calling you to Christ. (John 6:44- "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, ...")

  3. Repent and turn away from your old, sinful life. (Ezekiel 33:19 – "And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so.")

  4. I is the focus point of sin...let it go. (2 Corinthians 7:1- "Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. "

  5. Salvation is yours! When one places his/her faith in Jesus as Savior, it's not what 'we have done'; rather it's about what Christ has done in us and through us! (Philippians 3:9 – "…not having a righteousness of my own…but that which is through faith in Christ— the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.")

  6. Trust the Lord to forgive you of your sins. (1 John 1:9 – "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.")

What Happens In Salvation?

  1. Forgiveness: God pardons us and sets us free from the penalty of our sinful acts

  2. Justification: God counts Christ's death on the cross as to our benefit, making it "just-if-ide" had never sinned

  3. Regeneration: God gives us new life, we are "born again"

  4. Adoption: God welcomes us into his royal family, we are granted all the privileges of being children of the King!

Living the Christian Life

  1. Be baptized as a witness to everyone that you are now a Christian.

  2. Meet with God's people. Make church attendance a steady part of your life.

  3. Seek out Christian friends who will encourage you in your spiritual life.

  4. Become a student of God's Word. Read it daily.

  5. Pray daily, making space for God to work in your life. Talk with Him like your 'best' friend.

  6. Pursue God in all of your life; begin seeking the deeper walk with God by being open to him.

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greatly love to help you on your journey to Heaven!

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