Depending on your family background or religious tradition, you may have heard a variety of ideas about salvation.
Perhaps you think it’s what happens when you walk an aisle, pray a prayer or get baptized. Maybe you believe salvation is only for “good people,” or that salvation is something you have to earn with good works or something you can lose if you do bad things.
You don’t have to wonder or doubt. Jesus wants you to know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13). That’s why the Bible — God’s Word to us — is clear about every aspect of salvation:
The Bible says that every one of us is a sinner (Romans 3:23) but that none of our sins are greater than God’s amazing grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).
God loved us so much that He sent His one and only son, Jesus, to die for us so that when we believe, we are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are saved when we believe and receive the truth of this Good News.
Maybe you’ve felt unworthy of salvation because of your past. Maybe you’ve thought good works and keeping rules would save you. Perhaps you thought you were saved because you were baptized or prayed a prayer, without experiencing a change of heart.
The good news is that Jesus is calling you to trust and believe that he has done all the work of salvation for you. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection means we are forgiven and set free to live an abundant life with God here on earth and in eternity.
If you are ready to believe and receive God’s gift of salvation, simply talk to God and commit your life Him:
“Dear God, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need your forgiveness. I believe that Your Son, Jesus, lived a perfect life, died and rose again so that I could be connected to God. I confess Him as my Lord and commit my life to Him. I give you my past, present and future. Take my life and use it. I give it to You. Amen.”
We’d love to help you take your next step or answer any questions you might have. We’d also love to give you a free Bible if you don’t already have one so please stop by ConnectionPoint this Sunday and let us know of your life-changing decision. Or you can let us know using the form below.