HOW TO RECEIVE CHRIST

1) RECOGNIZE GOD’S PLAN—PEACE AND LIFE

God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life. The Bible says…“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.” John 3:16

 

2) REALIZE OUR PROBLEM---SEPARATION FROM GOD

People choose to disobey God and go their own way. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says… “For all have sinned and fall short of glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our

Lord.” Romans 6:23

 

3) RESPOND TO GOD’S REMEDY---THE CROSS

God sent His Son to bridge the gap. Christ did this by paying the penalty for our sins

when He died on the cross and rose from the grave. The Bible says…“But God

demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for

us.” Romans 5:8

 

4) RECEIVE CHRIST---AS LORD AND SAVIOR

You cross the bridge into God’s family when you prayerfully ask Christ to come into

your life. The Bible says…“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in

his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12

HOW TO RECEIVE CHRIST

1) Admit your need (I am a sinner)

2) Be willing to turn from your sins, and ask God to forgive you (repent).

3) Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.

4) Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit

(receive Christ as Lord and Savior).

 

PRAYER OF COMMITMENT

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from running my own life, and now I ask You to run it. I invite You to come into my heart and life. I trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In

Jesus’ Name, amen.