Recognize that you need God
First, you must admit your spiritual need. Romans 3:10 tells us, "There is none righteous, no, not one." We can't make excuses or blame others and our circumstances for our actions. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God." You need to recognize that we've all sinned against God—including you. Before we accept Christ, we're sinners by nature.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you
1 Peter 3:18 says, "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." Jesus paid the price for your sin. The Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2:20, "...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
Repent of your sins
The word "repent" means "to change your direction." The Bible tells us in Acts 3:19, "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." God commands us to repent. You must be willing to turn away from the things that displease God.
Accept Jesus as your Savior
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. Don't try to "clean up your life" before you come to God. Instead, receive Him and allow Him to do the "cleansing." Jesus said in John 6:37, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out."
If you have chosen to accept Christ as your Savior - Congratulations!
You have just made the best decision of your life - Truly! Fill out the Connection Card below and share your decision. We're not going to embarrass you, or call you out. We want to send you an e-mail talking about next steps in your walk with God. Once you've let us know through the Connection Card, feel welcome to share your decision with one of the pastors, or prayer team the next time you are in a weekend service if you'd like. We're here to help you with the resources and relationships you need to flourish as a child of God.