How To Be Saved

Salvation is a gift from God and not something we earn. It’s important to know what God’s Word says about how to be saved because it will allow you to stand confidently, knowing you are now a child of God.

Sometimes we can feel like we don’t deserve it and other times we can feel like God is a million miles away. Feelings change, but God’s Word is the truth, so read the Scriptures below and know that you know once you accept God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, that you are now His child.

God loves you.

John 3:16 For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were yet sinners.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace you have been saved.

Man is a sinner.

Romans 3:23 For, everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned –
Isaiah 59:2 It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

Jesus is the only way.

John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
John 17:3 And this is the way to have eternal life – to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

How To Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Romans 5:10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
Romans 10:9-10 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him fro the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

Pray this prayer:

Heavenly Father,
I come to You now admitting that I am a sinner. Right now, I choose to turn away from sin, and I ask You to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I believe that Your Son, Jesus, died on the cross to take away my sins. I also believe that He rose again from the dead so that I might be forgiven of my sins and made righteous through faith in Him. I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord. I call upon the name of Jesus Christ to be the Savior and Lord of my life. Jesus, I choose to follow You and ask that you fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit. I declare that right now I am a child of God. I am free from sin and full of the righteousness of God. I am saved in Jesus’ name. Amen.

My prayer for you:

Heavenly Father, I thank you for those who prayed that prayer. According to your Word, and by their obedience to it, they are now Born Again, Saved, Children of God. Jesus Christ is their Lord, the devil is not their Lord any more. They are your sheep and you are their Shepherd. They will hear your voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. You are going to talk to them when they go to sleep, when they wake up, and when they walk during the day. They are in your hand and no one can take them away. I pray that you bring Godly friends into their life that will strike iron and cause them to grow, and that you surround them with a shield of divine favor. May people begin to look at them with a new set of eye’s. We welcome them into the family of God in Jesus name, Amen.

Getting Started:

If you prayed this prayed this prayer, you are now a child of God, and a member of the family of God. Now there are a few things you will want to do to follow up on your commitment.

Get water baptized.
Water baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and our identification with Him in them.
Matthew 28:19 Therefor, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Share your new faith with others.
Psalm 107:2 Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.

Spend some time each day in prayer and Bible reading.
Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
1 Peter 2:2 (NKJV) as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Find a good local church to join.
The church grew four ways: prayer, good teaching, eating together, and hanging out together.
Acts 2:42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.

God bless you as you begin your journey!

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