GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU
5 STEPS TO RECEIVING GOD’S GREATEST GIFT
STEP 1: REALIZE THAT GOD LOVES YOU
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
STEP 2: REALIZE YOU′VE SINNED & YOU ARE A SINNER
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
STEP 3: REALIZE THAT WITHOUT JESUS YOU HAVE NO HOPE
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus.
STEP 4: PRAY OUT LOUD FROM YOUR HEART
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.
STEP 5: BE CONFIDENT THAT GOD HEARD YOU
Romans 10:13 – For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved.
Through Jesus Christ, God gave the privilege of eternal life. What A Gift!
PRAYER FOR SALVATION
Say this prayer, believing in your heart, and you will receive the gift of salvation:
Heavenly Father, I know that you love me. I believe that you want me to experience your love and peace, and that you desire to have a close, personal relationship with me. My sins separated me from you, but because of your great love, you provided the perfect solution. I believe you sent your son Jesus to take my punishment by dying on the cross and rising from the grave. He did this all because of your desire to save me and make me your own. Thank you Jesus for your love and sacrifice. You are my savior and my Lord. Amen!
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NOW THAT I’M A BELIEVER, WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?
FIND A SOLID, BIBLE-TEACHING CHURCH
Get connected to a church that believes and teaches the Bible. Community and relationship with other believers will help you grow and stay strong in your faith.
DEVELOP YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Read your Bible regularly. A good place to start is the Book of John. Pray daily. Begin by simply talking to God from your heart. Vocally worship and praise God as part of your new lifestyle.
SHARE YOUR FAITH
As God gives you the opportunities, begin sharing your experience with God and your faith with family, friends and neighbors.
Rededicating Your Life & Coming Back to God
I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants. 20And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.
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.
I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.
PRAYER FOR REDEDICATION
Say this prayer out loud from your heart:
Heavenly Father, I know that you have never stopped loving me and have always wanted the best for me. I have turned my back on You, but I believe You are bigger than my faults and Your arms are open. Today, I surrender my heart to you, again. Begin a new work in me. Transform me into the person that You created me to be, and I will be forever grateful. AMEN!