You have made a decision that will undoubtedly have a major influence on the direction of your life.
Knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior is the most exciting and life-changing relationship you will ever have. Entering into a relationship with Him marks the beginning of new life. The Church Without Walls shares your excitement and rejoices with you!
Choosing to believe that He is who He claimed to be—the Son of God and the only way to salvation—and receiving Him by faith as your Lord and Savior is the most vital act you will ever do.
We want life. He is Life. We need cleansing. He is the Living Water.
To receive Christ into your heart is as simple as saying your ABCs.
Admit that you are a sinner and that you need God’s help.
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way, death came to all people, because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
Be willing to change your life around and turn from your sin (repent).
Jesus said: “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” (Luke 13:5)
Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
Confess with your mouth who Jesus is.
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:10)
If you are willing to place your trust in Jesus Christ, you can invite him into your heart by prayer. Use the following prayer or a similar one in your own words.
Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God, that you died on the cross to rescue me from sin and death and to restore me to the Father. I choose now to turn from my sins, my self-centeredness, and every part of my life that does not please you. I choose you. I give myself to you. I receive your forgiveness and ask you to take your rightful place in my life as my Savior and Lord. Come reign in my heart, fill me with your love and your life, and help me to become a person who is truly loving—a person like you. Restore me, Jesus. Live in me. Love through me. Thank you, God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.