The Gospel

To enter God’s kingdom, you must be born again. Just look to Jesus Christ, who died for your sins on the cross, and believe in Him and His love for you, and that transformation will take place. Thus the question, “Have you been born again by the Spirit of God?” If not, the process is very simple.

Today you’re in one of two camps; it all depends on your relationship to Jesus Christ. You can both believe and look in faith to Jesus, who died for you on the cross; or you can continue going on as you are. It’s an amazing thing—to be lost; you don’t have to do anything. Just keep on doing what you’re doing now and you will perish.

“You are in one of two camps…”

But, if you look to the cross and believe in the One who died for your sins, then the free gift of God is yours… The gift of eternal life.

The Bible says:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God — Romans 3:23closeRomans 3:23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (ESV) closeRomans 3:23closeRomans 3:23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (ESV) 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (ESV)

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out — Acts 3:19closeActs 3:19 19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, (ESV) closeActs 3:19closeActs 3:19 19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, (ESV) 19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, (ESV)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life —John 3:16closeJohn 3:16 For God So Loved the World 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV) closeJohn 3:16closeJohn 3:16 For God So Loved the World 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV) For God So Loved the World 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)

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 — Romans 10:9closeRomans 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (ESV) closeRomans 10:9closeRomans 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (ESV) because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (ESV)

If you want a personal relationship with God and the assurance that your sins have been forgiven, here is a suggested prayer…

Father, I come to you, confessing my sin and asking for your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins, and live in a way that will please You. And so I ask for your help, Lord. I ask that you give me the power through your Holy Spirit to live the right way.

I thank you that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my friend.

I also thank You, because You’ve said that whoever comes to You, You will in no way cast out. Thank you for giving me a new life in Christ. I surrender myself to you. Make me what you want me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen.

What Next?

If you have decided to accept Jesus Christ as your savior, you are now born again. Here are a few things that will help you to grow as a Christian…

PRAY – prayer is like a telephone line that goes directly to God. It’s important to spend time talking to Him every day, the more the better (Philippians 4:6closePhilippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (ESV) closePhilippians 4:6closePhilippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (ESV) do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (ESV) ).

READ THE BIBLE—the Bible is like a love letter from God. The more you read it, the more you’ll fall in love with Him (1 Peter 2:2close1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— (ESV) close1 Peter 2:2close1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— (ESV) Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— (ESV) ).

FELLOWSHIP—you need to have friends who share your beliefs and who can encourage you. This is why it’s so important to find a good, Bible-believing church where you can meet other Christians (Hebrews 10:24-25closeHebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) closeHebrews 10:24-25closeHebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV) ).

WITNESS TO OTHERS—share your faith in Jesus Christ with others. Pray that the Lord will reveal how you should witness and when (Mark 16:15closeMark 16:15 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (ESV) closeMark 16:15closeMark 16:15 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (ESV) 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. (ESV) ).

God bless you and we pray that you continue to grow closer to the Lord every day!