Question 1: Why do I need to be SAVED?
The Bible tells us that every person is totally separated from God by a thing called “sin.”
Sin is simply disobeying God. Since God is sinless, He cannot be around sin, or people with sin (which is every one of us). We have to be perfect to be with God. The problem is that we cannot be perfect, it is impossible. Use your Bible to look up and read: Romans 3:23-25
This is where Jesus comes in. God knew that there was no possible way that we could ever be perfect. Knowing that we could not erase even one sin on our own, He loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus into the world. Since Jesus never sinned, He did not have to die. But, He still chose to die on the cross for the sins of all people anyway. He became the “perfect sacrifice” for all our sins, and God accepted His death for our sins as payment in full!
Think of it this way. Jesus became the “bridge” between us and God. It is only through what He did that we can ever be with God. Use your Bible to look up and read: John 14:6
All you have to do is accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord and then live for Him. That brings you to your next question.
Question 2: How Do I Accept Jesus?
The Bible reveals 3 steps. Think of them as the “Jesus – ABC’s”
Admit You are a Sinner. Tell God that you know you are a sinner and that you need His help. Admit that You need Him to save you and that you cannot save yourself from what will happen because of sin. The Bible says the wages (the price we pay) for sin is death. [Romans 6:23]
Believe in Jesus. Believe with all your heart, soul, mind and body that Jesus died on the cross
for your sins, He was buried, and rose again. Have faith in the truth that He was the perfect, sinless, sacrifice who was punished and died in your place, so that you could have a forever life with God.
Confess and Choose to let Jesus be the Leader of your life. Tell Him what is troubling your heart.
Tell Him the things that you need help with so that you can turn away from your old way of thinking and acting. Ask for and receive His free gift of forgiveness so that you can be-reborn as a “child of God”.
Use your Bible to look up and read: 1 John 1:9 Romans 10:9-10 Ephesians 2:8-9
What are the A, B, C’s you must do to invite Jesus into your heart as Savior? Go ahead and fill in the blanks with the “Jesus – ABC’s”
A = __________________ B = __________________ C = __________________
Have you ever done the ABC’s? Yes or No
If you answered YES, when did you do it? ________________________________________
Who knows that you did it? __________________________________________________
How did you feel after you did it? ______________________________________________
How are you different than before you did the ABC’s? ________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________
If you answered NO, and you want to do the “Jesus-ABC’s” right now, pray these words out loud with your whole heart:
Dear God, I admit I am a sinner and I need You.
I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins.
I confess all my sins to you and ask your forgiveness.
I choose Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of my life.
Thank You for saving me and offering me your free gift of salvation.
I accept and receive your gift and know that I will have an eternal life with You in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you are not ready to complete this section, don’t be upset or worry. God knows your heart and will be waiting for you when you are ready. Keep on praying and talking to God. He will help you get ready and you will know when you are ready to complete this page.
If you have been able to complete this section, CONGRATULATIONS !!! You are ready to learn about water baptism.
If you gave your heart to Jesus please contact us at Great Smyrna Baptist Church and let us know so that we can rejoice with you! If you do not have a church home please feel free to join us where you will be welcomed and loved!