Invite Jesus Christ In To Your Life Today
Why am I here? Who am I? What will happen when I die? These questions have intrigued people throughout the ages. And the answers can be discovered simply by understanding God’s plan of salvation.
The story of God's love is sometimes referred to as the Gospel or Good News.
What is the Good News? Simply this: Because of what Jesus has done, your sins can be forgiven and you can live forever.
What did Jesus do? Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross and rose from the dead.
Because Christ died to pay for our sins, your sins can be forgiven. And because He conquered death, you can have eternal life—you can know for sure what will happen to you after you die.
But this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly ask for it. God requires an individual response from you.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3 v 20)
What does this mean? Jesus Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. He is waiting for you to receive Him into your heart and life. All you have to do is invite Him in.
Your First Step Is To Ask For Forgiveness
“Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”(Acts 3 v 19)
Once you’ve asked for forgiveness, your next step is to believe and trust in the gift God is giving you.
You must understand this gift of forgiveness and eternal life is free. It’s something you can’t earn.
For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works, less any man should boast.”(Ephesians 2 v 8-9)
The word grace means undeserved favour. It means God is offering you something you could never provide for yourself. You don’t have to work for this gift. All you have to do is believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ died for you. Do you believe?
The Bible promises that when you sincerely ask God for forgiveness and trust in Jesus, you will experience new life in Christ. In other words 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 (Romans 10 v 9).
Today, with all your heart, surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Confess your sins. Ask God to forgive you. Say that you'll trust in Jesus. And thank Him for the gift of everlasting life.
Say This Prayer Aloud
"Father, I know that I have sinned against you. Please forgive me. Wash me clean. I promise to trust in Jesus, Your Son. I believe that He died for me—He took my sin upon Himself when He died on the cross. I believe that He was raised from the dead. I surrender my life to Jesus today. Thank You, Father, for your gift of forgiveness and eternal life. Please help me to live for you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen."
There is nothing magical about the words you use. It is the attitude of your heart that God cares about.
Your final step in becoming a Christian is to receive this free gift of forgiveness and eternal life. The Bible teaches;
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John 1 v 12)
When you receive Christ into your heart, you become a child of God. You have the privilege of talking to Him in prayer at any time, about anything.
The Christian life is a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And best of all, it is a relationship that will last for all eternity. Joyfully receive it!
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Read these other scriptures to help you in your new life:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3 v 16)
“And we have seen and do testify that the father sent the Son to be the saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.”(John 4 v 14-15)
“And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.” (1 John 5 v 11-12).