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How to become a Christian
When some one is born they are not a Christian,
neither are they necessarily going to heaven. People used to think they were
Christians because they went to church or were born in a Christian country, but
this is obviously not so.
So should I care about becoming a Christian? - simple
answer is Yes! God cared about you becoming a Christian, that is saved - born
again - in a personal relationship with God. He cared enough to send his only
begotten Son Jesus to both invite us and enable us to experience a personal
relationship with God as a Father.
1. God is not neutral.
God loves you and created you to know him
God Loves You
John 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.
God wants you to know him
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that
they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
2. Sin separates us from God
This means that we cannot know him or experience
We are all sinful
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God,
What is sin?
Sin is wanting to go our own way instead of
God's way. We show this attitude by openly disobeying God or by simply ignoring
Sin separates us from God
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death (death
meaning separation from God forever).
God is perfect and we are sinful. There is a
great gap between us because of our sin. Something is missing from our lives
that nothing else can satisfy. Neither money or friends, work or leisure
activities can fill that God-shaped void in our life.
We can try to come
to God by bridging the separating gap ourselves, by our own good deeds or even
by religious activities like going to church. But all our efforts will fail
because they do not deal with Sin.
3. Jesus Christ is God's solution to our
He died in our place
1 Peter 3:18 For
Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring
you to God.
Through him alone can we know God and
experience his love
He is the only way to God
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me.
We all to deserve to be cut off from God forever, as
the just penalty for our sin. But God sent his Son Jesus to pay the penalty for
us, by dying on the cross. Through Jesus, God bridged the gap which separates
us from Him. So now we can know God and be forgiven for our sin.
It is not enough to know the facts.....
...We must receive Jesus Christ into our lives as
Saviour and Lord. Then we can know God and experience his love.
We must receive Jesus Christ
John 1:12 Yet to
all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to
become children of God
Receiving Jesus Christ involves:
Turning from our sin
Agreeing with God that we are sinful and wanting
to turn from our sin to God.
Believing in the name of Jesus
Trusting God to forgive us completely because
Jesus Christ died for our sins.
Receiving Jesus as Lord
Choosing to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord.
Jesus promises to come into our lives when we receive
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If
anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and
he with me.
So it's not enough just to think or feel that these
facts are true. We have to make a choice....
..............invite him in
or reject him.
You can invite Jesus Christ into your life by faith
expressed in prayer.
(prayer is talking to God)
God is not so concerned with your words as He is
with your attitude. Here is a suggested prayer:-
Lord Jesus, I am sorry that I
have been going my
own way instead of your way. Thank you for dying
to take away my sin. Please come into my life and
make me the person you
want me to be.
Make this your prayer
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