ABC’s of Becoming a Christian

Admit:

Confess to God you are a sinner. Repent or turn away from your sin.

The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out…” (Acts 3:19).

Believe:

Trust that Jesus is God’s Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sins.

The Bible says, “For Christ died for sins once for all . . . to bring you to God” (l Peter 3:18).

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Commit:

Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Savior and Lord.

The Bible says, “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, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:9,13).

If you are ready to Admit, Believe, and Commit, then you may want to talk to God right now and tell Him you want Jesus to be your Savior and Lord.

Read this prayer.

Dear God, I admit that I have sinned. I need You to forgive me and ask You to help me stop doing things that you do not want me to do. I believe that Your Son, Jesus, died on the cross for my sins and is alive today. Today, I commit my life to Jesus and ask Him to be my Savior and Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

Does this prayer say what you want to say to God?

If it does, will you talk to God in your own words or repeat this prayer?

Did you pray to receive Christ today? If so, congratulations! Accepting Christ is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with God. Get to know Him better in a number of ways.

• Follow Christ's example in baptism.
• Join a church where you can worship God and grow in your faith.
• In church, get involved in Sunday School and Bible study.
• Begin a daily personal worship experience with God where you study the Bible and pray.

Do you live near Albion Illinois? If so, please join us this Sunday and let us know about your decision. If you live further away, we would love to hear from you and help you grow in your understanding of God and help you find a church near you. E-mail us at kirk.rowe@gmail.com or give us a call at (618) 445-2610.