WHAT IS SALVATION?
Salvation is God’s plan to provide man an escape from the consequences of sin. Being saved or born again is the most important experience in your life (John 3:3, 15, 16). When you confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, you experience the new birth. Every abundant blessing He has for you is freely available in salvation (Romans 10:9-10).
HOW DO I GET SAVED?
Remember God loves you. He wants you to be whole and complete or saved – spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally, financially, and socially (3 John 2). Pray this prayer, mean it, and you will be saved, right where you are sitting.
THE PRAYER OF SALVATION
Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for me,
and for His blood that was shed to redeem me and to cleanse me from my sins.
Lord, I am sorry and I repent of my sins. Forgive me. I understand that
I must change the course of my life. I am determined in my heart to follow you.
I invite you to become the Lord of my life from this point forward, forever.
I openly proclaim and confess that you are the Lord of my life.
I believe in my heart that You have been raised from the dead.
Therefore I am saved. I am a new creature. The old things have passed.
All things have become new. I am a child of God. In the Name of Jesus, AMEN!
If you prayed this prayer, please continue reading the material below and complete our new commitment online form at the end of this page. We would like to keep in contact with you and walk you through this new journey of your life.
Congratulations on your new commitment and welcome into the body of Christ. You have made the single most important decision of your life; one that not only affects you directly, but will surely influence the lives of your family, friends, neighbors and others around you. We recognize that giving your life to Christ brings about a radical transformation in a person’s life and have compiled some information to help you transition effectively.
Today when you gave your life to Christ you just eliminated all the debt of your past. The great thing is that you didn’t have to pay it off. Your debt was paid by Jesus Christ on the cross over 2,000 years ago. Your new life as just begun. The bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:17, ”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”
As a result of being saved:
Your sins are forgiven. (1 John 1:9; John 3:16)
You are a member of God’s family. (John 1:12; John 3:2)
You have peace with God and access to Him. (Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 2:6-7)
The Holy Spirit dwells within you. (Romans 8:9-11; 1 John 4:4)
Remember, feelings have nothing to do with salvation. You may feel like you are floating on a cloud, or as dull as a doorknob. It makes no difference. Trusting God’s Word is what counts.
The big question now is what are you going to do with this new beginning? You’ve been given a fresh start, but there are some responsibilities that you have to deal with. Christ did his part 2,000 years ago; now it is your turn to do your part. At this moment, God the Father is waiting on your next move. He said, “Yes” when you asked for forgiveness from your sins, and He has only one question for you, “NOW WHAT?”
There are three things that I believe that you must do to insure that the step you have taken will forever remain; three habits that if followed will not only keep you, but also take you to the levels of success that are rightfully yours in the kingdom of God.
The first answer to the question, “Now What?” is faithfulness. The bible clearly tells us that God blesses those who are faithful. “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord”. Matthew 25:21.
Your faithfulness to church is an absolute necessity. When you are faithful to church two things will happen:
You receive instruction. “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. “ Proverbs 19:20
You receive fellowship and relationship, which brings strength and victory into your life.
“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 18:19
Be Faithful in your attendance.
Be Faithful in your involvement.
Be Faithful in your giving.
This church has something that you need and you have something that this church needs.
The second answer to the question, “Now What?” is prayer. There is an old saying that goes like this: “The man who prays right, stays right.” There is no substitute for prayer. As your Pastor, I want you to always remember to pray for the people that God has put in your life. When you begin to pray, pray that God will now use you to reach out to: first, your family; second, your friends; third, those that you come in contact with daily. Your prayer life will bring power and stability to your Christian life.
The last step that I believe is necessary in your walk with God is witnessing.
I heard someone say that there is only one thing better than going to heaven, and that is taking someone else with you.
Today you received the greatest gift that God has, and that gift is eternal life. Your responsibility is to share what you have received with others. Witnessing is more than just telling someone about Jesus; it is living a life that shows others about Jesus. It is living a life that shows others about Jesus. What I am saying to you today is that the greatest witnessing tool is LOVE.
Today, because of your decision and commitment to God, you have accepted the gift of salvation and you have taken the most important step of your life.
My prayer for you today is that you would continue to walk and live in the blessings of God and the shadow of His rest. Your life is one of purpose and value. Your destination is greatness and your reward is secure. Be fruitful and multiply as you live daily in God’s perfect plan and will.