Salvation is truly a gift of God’s grace.
For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast.
Salvation is available to everyone who will put their faith and trust in Jesus:
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name,
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
A few verses in the book of Romans clearly explain the gospel, and show you the way to Christ. These verses are referred to by many as the “Romans Road.”
Salvation is truly turning away from your sin, trusting in Jesus’ death on the cross as the payment of your sin, believing that Jesus rose from the dead and that He will give you eternal life, and placing your faith in Him as your Lord and Savior. Salvation is receiving the gift of eternal life.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
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. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
In light of all of the verses above, are you ready to do the following?
A — Admit that you are a sinner
B — Believe in Jesus as your only hope for salvation
C — Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior
If you are ready, then verbalize your desire for salvation through a prayer to the Lord. You can pray a prayer similar to this one:
“Dear Jesus, I know that I am sinner and I need you to save me. Right now, by faith, I turn from my sin and trust in You. I believe that you died for me and rose again. By faith, I receive your grace and the gift of eternal life. Jesus, I commit my life to you. Thank you for saving me. Help me to never be ashamed of you. AMEN.”
If you just trusted in Jesus as Lord and Savior, praise God! It is very important for you to tell someone (a pastor, parent, friend or other Christ-follower) about your decision. They can help you in your walk with Christ, including next steps of obedience with Christ including:
- reading your Bible
- connection to a local church
- telling others about Christ
- growing in your faith to become more and more like Jesus
If you just trusted in Jesus as Lord and Savior, I am excited for you! You have just made the most important decision of your life. I want to celebrate with you and help you any way that I can. Please contact me using the Contact tab above.
Perhaps you are already a believer in Jesus Christ. Use this resource to share the good news of Jesus with others who are not yet followers of Jesus. When you have the opportunity to lead someone to faith in Christ, let me know about it. I want to celebrate with you too!