1. God’s Plan—Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life. The BIBLE says: “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 3:16).
2. Our Problem—Separation
Being at peace with God is not automatic, because by nature you are separated from God.
The BIBLE says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
3. God’s Remedy—The Cross
God’s love bridges the gap of separation between
God and you. When Jesus Christ died on the cross
and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for your sins.
The BIBLE says: “He personally carried the load of our sins in his own body when he died on the cross” (1 Peter 2:24, TLB).
4. Our Response—Receive Christ
You cross the bridge into God’s family when you
receive Christ by personal invitation.
The BIBLE says: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
- To receive Christ you need to do four things:
1. ADMIT your spiritual need. “I am a sinner.”
2. REPENT and be willing to turn from your sin.
3. BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross.
4. RECEIVE, through prayer, Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
CHRIST says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20). The BIBLE says, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
What to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CONFIRMING THE DECISION TO RECEIVE CHRIST
You prayed, committing your life to Christ. What does the Bible say happened?
1. You are saved.
JESUS said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved” (John 10:9).
What did Jesus say about Himself?
I am _____ __________ (to eternal life).
What will happen when a person enters through
the door (receives Christ)?
He or she will _____ _________.
The BIBLE says: ”Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).The BIBLE says: “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
2. You are a child of God.
The BIBLE says: “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). What happened when you received Christ?
I became a ________ ____ _______.
3. You have everlasting life.
The BIBLE says: “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 3:16).
Now that you believe in Jesus Christ, what can you be certain of?
I have _________ _______.
To summarize, emphasize the following questions and answers:
How do you know . . . I know because . . .
you are saved? God said it . . . in His Word.
you are a child of God? I believe it . . . in my heart.
you have eternal life? That settles it . . . in my mind.
1. Take a firm stand for Jesus Christ; make your life count. Tell someone about your decision.
2. Read and study God’s Word.
3. Pray every day.
4. Identify with a Bible-teaching church for worship, instruction, fellowship, and service.
5. Read the section Your New Life In Christ Bible Study which will help you in your Christian life and future witness.