Becoming a Christian
God created you.
Psalm 139:13-16 (New Living Translation)
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
God wants to have a personal relationship with you.
John 17:3 (New Living Translation)
And this is the way to eternal life-to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
God loves you.
John 3:16 (New Living Translation)
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Sin keeps us from having a personal relationship with God.
What is sin?
James 4:17 (New Living Translation)
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
I John 3:4 (New Living Translation)
Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.
Who has sinned?
Romans 3:23 (New Living Translation)
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Romans 5:17 (New Living Translation)
For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many.
What is so bad about sin?
Romans 6:23 (New Living Translation)
For the wages of sin is death.
Isaiah 59:2 (New Living Translation)
It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.
Why Jesus Christ?
John 14:6 (New Living Translation)
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
Why did Jesus have to die?
1 Peter 3:18 (New Living Translation)
Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.
You respond with belief in Christ.
Romans 10:9-10 (New Living Translation)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
You respond by receiving Christ.
John 1:12 (New Living Translation)
But to all who believed in him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
You may accept Jesus as your Savior through this prayer:
Dear God, I know that my sin has seperated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Welcome to God’s family! You are a newborn believer! Just as a newborn baby needs a loving family to nurture and guide him to maturity, you need to connect with a loving, bible-based church to grow in God.
If you are in the Akron/Canton/Cleveland area, we invite you to become a part of our growing family at Excel Church. Please contact us and share the wonderful step of faith you have taken to accept Jesus as Savior.Let us know you prayed this prayer!