Knowing Jesus Christ is the most important and best thing you can do in your whole life. We want to share how you might encounter Christ. We often use the terminology, “becoming a Christian” to describe the initial decision of an individual to commit his or her life to Christ. This decision is synonymous with the terms, “being saved,” or “being born again.”
Becoming a Christian is a simple process of accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. The following steps may be helpful to you as you make this wonderful decision.
- Acknowledge that you have a need for Christ in your life. Romans 3:23 reminds us that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and the result of our sinfulness is death – Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death.”
- Believe that Jesus died for you so that your sins might be forgiven. Romans 5:8 “But God shows His love for us, in that while were sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Commit yourself to Him by praying and indicating that you desire for His forgiveness of your sin, and you desire for Him to take control of your life.
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.” (NIV)
If you feel an urgency to make a decision after reading these preceding paragraphs, this means the Holy Spirit is working in your heart, drawing you into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are prepared to make this decision you might offer a simple word to Christ as demonstrated in the following prayer:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I have sinned and I need forgiveness for my sin.
I ask you to forgive me of my sin and to come into my life and become my Lord and Savior.
I commit my life to you and I ask you for guidance as I begin a new life as a Christian.”
If you have just prayed this prayer, please share this decision with us. Please call our church office at 320-629-2584 and ask to speak with someone. If you have any questions about this important decision, we are here to help you! God bless you as you consider making this decision or if you have just begun a new life in Christ!