We believe there is HOPE for everyone through Jesus Christ. We would like to ask you this question:
If you were to die today, where would you spend eternity?
The following scriptures, from God’s Word, will tell you how to become a Christian and to be “Born Again”, and guide you to the peace of knowing Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Have you ever wondered what the phrase “born again” means? The Bible records that Jesus used the phrase in a conversation with a man named Nicodemus.
Nicodemus approached Jesus at night. He was curious about Jesus and the kingdom of God. Jesus told him: “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3) Nicodemus responded, “How can a man be born when he is old?” (John 3:4).
Nicodemus was a highly moral man who obeyed God’s law. He was a respected leader of the Jewish community. No doubt he was a fine man. Yet something was lacking. Like Nicodemus, many people today confuse religion with new birth in Christ. Phrases like ” I pray regularly” or ” I believe there is a God” often are confused with a real new-birth experience.
New birth begins with the Holy Spirit convicting a person that the person is a sinner. Because of sin, we are spiritually dead. For this reason, spiritual birth, as Jesus described it, is necessary. God loves us and gives us spiritual birth when we ask Him for it.The Bible says all persons are sinners (Romans 3:23). Jesus died on a cross and was raised from the dead to save sinners. To be born again means that a person admits to God that he or she is a sinner, repents of sin, believes in or trusts Christ, and confesses faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. Jesus told Nicodemus that everyone who believes in (places faith in) Christ would not perish (John 3:16). Jesus is the only One who can save us (John 14:6).
To believe in Jesus is to be born again. Confess your sins and ask Jesus right now to save you. “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21). After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person, and following Christ’s example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:6). Salvation is a free gift but like any other gift, it’s not yours until you accept it through Christ.
How to accept Christ:
- Admit your need (I am a sinner).
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave and be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
- Pray: Invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as your Savior).
What to Pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you sincerely prayed this prayer….Congratulations, you are now a born again Christian. Your next step should be to find a well balanced Christian Church where you can experience the joy of worshiping and serving God with other believers.
We would love to have you worship and serve with us. Contact us so that we can celebrate with you and help guide on your faith journey.