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Here is the Good News of Jesus Christ: God has provided a way for you to have a personal relationship with Him.

Here's how you can start that relationship:

1. Know that God loves you and wants to give you a new life.

  • "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)
  • Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)
  • But it is not enough just to know that God loves you. It is important also for you to...

    2. See that your sin has separated you from God and the life He desires to give you.

  • "As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one;...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:10,23)
  • "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12)
  • "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23)
  • Sin has separated man from God. Man vainly tries to reach God through living a good life, giving to the church, or human religion.

    But, there is only one way to God...

    3. Realize that Jesus Christ died for you, and rose again so that He might give you eternal life.

    He died for you

  • "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
  • He was buried and rose again

  • "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, ... He was buried, and ... He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and ... He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once." (1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
  • He offers you eternal life

  • "The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
  • "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Jesus is the only way to God. He is God's Son who died in your place to pay the penalty for your sins.

  • Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)
  • Just to know that He died for you is not enough. You must...

    4. Confess your sins to God and turn away from them to serve God faithfully.

  • "Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." (Acts 3:19)
  • "God ... commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)
  • 5. Receive Jesus Christ by faith, accepting Him alone as your Lord and Savior.

    You must receive Jesus Christ.

  • "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12)
  • You must receive Him by Faith.

  • "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9,13)
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    Receiving Christ involves turning away from your own way and trusting Him to come into your life to forgive your sins and make you the kind of person He wants you to be.

    Here is how you can receive Christ.

    You can receive Christ now by faith as you ask through prayer (talking to God). The following prayer may help you say what is in your heart.

    "Lord, I cannot save myself. I know that I have sinned, and I am sorry that the way I have lived has separated me from You. I receive Jesus Christ by faith as my Lord and Savior. Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for my sins. I accept You now as Lord of my life. Help me to live for You and to be all that You want me to be."

    Can you sincerely pray this prayer?

    If so, express it to God now, and Christ will come into your life as He has promised.

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    When You Received Christ

    1. You became a child of God.

    2. You received everlasting life.

    3. Your sins were forgiven.

    4. You began a new life of obedience to God.

    Congratulations. We would love to celbrate with you!

    If you just started a relationship with Christ send us an e-mail and we will send you a Bible and some more info about this new relationship you have just begun.

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