Life's most important decision is what we choose to do with
Jesus. As God's Son, He paid the ultimate price by dying on
the cross, in our place, for our sins. Our hope is that you
will ask God to forgive you of your sins and that you'll pray
and invite Jesus into your heart to be your Savior and Lord.
PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
that Jesus wants to give you eternal life today.
are the biblical facts you need to know that make possible
your personal relationship with God:
He created you and wants to have a personal relationship with
you now on earth and eternally in heaven.
3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His
one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life."
2:4-5: "But because of His great love for us, God,
who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when
we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been
has separated you from God.
The Bible defines "sin" as choosing our will over
God's. We have each made this mistake (Romans 3:23). Our sins
have now separated us from our holy God, and He cannot allow
us into His perfect heaven. Instead, we are each destined
for an eternity separated from God in hell (Revelation 19:11-15).
3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God."
19:11-15: "I saw heaven standing open and there before
me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.
With justice He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like
blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name
written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. 13 He is
dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word
of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding
on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to
strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”
He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty."
cannot repair your broken relationship with God on your own.
Many people think we can be good or religious enough to earn
God's forgiveness and go to heaven when we die. But the Bible
teaches that the only payment for our sins is death. Someone
must die for the sins we have committed.
6:23: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
18:20: "The one who sins is the one who will die.
The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will
the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness
of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness
of the wicked will be charged against them."
died on the cross to pay the debt owed for our sins.
Since Jesus was sinless and owed no debt to God, his death
could pay for our sins. He took our place on the cross and
suffered the penalty we deserved. His death now makes it possible
for a righteous God to forgive our sins and offer us salvation.
5:8: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in
this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Corinthians 5:21: "God made Him who had no sin to
be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness
Peter 2:24: '"He himself bore our sins" in His
body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for
righteousness; "by His wounds you have been healed."'
must receive the gift he died to give you.
You must choose to trust in what Jesus has done for you rather
than trusting in your own efforts to restore your relationship
with God. In faith, rely completely on Jesus to make you right
with God. Repent of your sins and mistakes and choose to live
by God's Word and will. Decide that you will make Jesus the
Lord and Master of your life.
can you make this decision?
Through prayer you can meet Jesus today. There is no single
prayer you must pray to become a Christian, no magic formula.
But the following words are one way to express to God your
decision to trust Jesus as Lord. If you will sincerely pray
a prayer of commitment to God similar to this one, then you
will meet Jesus personally and live for Him as your Lord.
you for loving me. Thank you that Jesus died on the cross
to pay the penalty for my sins, mistakes, and failures. I
admit to you that I am a sinner, that I need you to save me.
I choose to repent and to turn from my sins. I invite Jesus
into my life as my Savior and Lord. I turn my life over to
him right now. I will live for him as long as I live. Thank
you for giving me eternal life and making me the child of
God. In Jesus' name, Amen.
prayed this prayer for the first time just now, please tell
someone about your decision. Christianity cannot be lived
alone. Share your new faith with someone you trust, and with
a church where you can grow in your commitment to Christ.
If we can support you on your faith journey, please call us
at 314.681.8030 or email
us so that we can rejoice with you in your decision to
trust Jesus. We want to help you follow Him today.