The Bible says that each person must receive Jesus as personal Lord and Savior through faith. To do this you must first realize that you are a sinner and repent of (turn away from) your sin. The Bible says,
“They should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds” (Acts 26:20). Receiving Jesus through faith means trusting Him alone as the payment for your sin and surrendering your life to Him.
Taking the StepIf you would like to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, here is a prayer you can pray. Why not do it right now?
I know I have done things that are wrong. Please forgive me for these sins. I invite Jesus Christ into my life as my Savior and Lord. As my Savior, I ask You to save me from the effect of my sins. As my Lord, I receive You as the center of my life and give You control of it. Thank you for forgiving my sin and giving me the gift of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Inviting Jesus into your life is only the first step in an exciting relationship with God.
You’ll want to get to know Him better and learn His plan for your life.
If you have just asked Jesus into your life, let your pastor, counselor or a mature Christian friend know. He or she can help you grow even closer to God. You can also send us an email and we will help to guide and encourage you.
A good way to learn more about Jesus Christ is to read the book of John, found in the New Testament of the Bible. We suggest you commit to reading a chapter of this exciting book each day. As you read, pray that you will gain an even better understanding of how Jesus is changing your life. Keep in touch.