STEPS TO SALVATION
- God’s Plan—Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and 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).
- Our Problem—Sin separates us from God
Being at peace with God is not automatic, because by your sinful nature you are separated from God.
The BIBLE says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
- God’s Remedy—The Cross of Christ
God’s love bridges the gap of separation between God and you. When
Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave, He paid the
penalty for sin for all who believe.
The BIBLE says: “He personally carried the load of our sins in his own
body when he died on the cross” (1 Peter 2:24, tl b).
- Our Response—Receive Christ
You cross the bridge into God’s family when you receive Christ by faith and your personal invitation.
The BIBLE says: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the
right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His
name” (John 1:12).
To receive Christ you need to do four things:
- ADMIT your spiritual need. “I am a sinner.”
- REPENT and be willing to turn from your sin.
- BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross.
- RECEIVE, through personal prayer, Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life.
CHRIST says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20).
The BIBLE says, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
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. I now invite You to come into my life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior, Amen.
“There was a time when I walked around with a face full of darkness, self-pity and grief. Life was wearisome. But I prayed and cried out to God, “Jesus help me!” Just as the Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters in Genesis, He was hovering over me. The god of darkness (Satan) had blinded my mind, prevented me from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel. The light began shining in my heart, and I saw Jesus who loved me and gave himself for me. Our heavenly Father, (the God of light) rescued me, forgave me of my sins, and gave a glad heart and joyous spirit. Halleluyah!”
- Luis Joseph Castle