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God's Plan of Salvation!


Why is Salvation necessary?
According to the Bible, we all sin. Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Sin means "missing the mark." It is falling short of God's standard for our lives.

Although He is not pleased with us as we are, God loves us and wants to help us. Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Unfortunately, our sin carries the penalty of death, both physically and eternally. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is willing to forgive us by accepting Jesus as our substitute. His death on the cross paid the penalty for our sin. His resurrection from the dead provides for our eternal life.

Rom 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved......for "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Commitment means to:

Repent. Turn away from sin to follow God's new direction for your life.

Believe. Trust Jesus as your substitute.

Confess. Acknowledge Jesus as the supreme authority over your life.

Call. Ask Him for forgiveness, eternal life, and hope.

Use the following prayer, or a similar prayer that expresses your feelings, committing your life to Jesus and asking Him for His gift of eternal life, and God will forgive your sins and give to you the gift of eternal life.
Pray: "Dear God, I know that Jesus is Your Son and that He died on the cross and was raised from the dead. Because I have sinned and need forgiveness, I ask Jesus to come into my heart. I am willing to change the direction of my life by acknowledging Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and by turning away from my sins. Thank You for giving me forgiveness, eternal life, and hope. In Jesus' name, amen."

What happens after you receive hope from God?

You will begin to live for God.
(Romans 12:1-2, 9-18) Rom 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
Rom 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Rom 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Rom 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Rom 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Rom 12:13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Rom 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Rom 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Rom 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Rom 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
Rom 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

You will publicly profess your faith by being baptized.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:21; Romans 6:4) Mat 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Mat 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Luke 3:21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
Rom 6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

You will share with others what Jesus has done for you.
(Romans 10:14) Rom 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

You will get to know God better through prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with other Christians as a member of a local church.
(Romans 15:4-6) Rom 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Rom 15:5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
Rom 15:6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Red!