God broadcasts truth through the Bible so that we know:
God loves us. God made everything and everyone, and people are God’s favorite and best creation. and God wants every person to live forever with Him. Including you!
God saves us. When people messed up God’s world and their own souls with sin, God rescued us. God sent His perfect and sinless Son, Jesus Christ, to sacrifice Himself on the cross, so we could receive forgiveness for all our sins. Christ’s resurrection from the dead guarantees eternal life to all who believe in Him. We are saved when we repent from our sins, believe and receive Christ as our Savior, saying it out loud! Including you!*
God sends us. Like all the people who followed Jesus in the Bible, our salvation includes the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, living in our hearts. The Holy Spirit transmits God’s love to us, teaches us, comforts us, & intercedes for us when we pray. The Holy Spirit also sends us, igniting in us a calling to share God’s love and salvation with others. This always results in our receiving more blessing than we ever give. God has a job for every believer. Including you!
*The Believer’s Prayer
If you have never received salvation in Christ, and you would like to, simply find yourself a quiet spot, and pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You as a sinner in need of salvation. Thank You for dying on the cross for me, and please forgive all my sins. Today I claim you as my Lord and Savior; please send Your Holy Spirit into my heart now. Thank You for saving me, and making me part of Your family, O Father God. Thank You for the gift of eternal life. I pray all this in the name of Jesus, amen.
That’s all there is to it! You are in! You are now part of the family of God! A couple things to help you on your way:
1. Tell somebody what you have done. Maybe your Mom or a trusted friend has been praying for you. Let them know you have received Christ as Lord. Tell us so we can pray for you.
2. Find a Bible you can read comfortably, and start to read a little bit each day. Start with one of the Gospels, Luke or John, because they tell us about Jesus.
3. Pray to God every day. Prayer is just talking; it doesn’t have to be fancy or formal. Just thank God for all your blessings and ask God for whatever you need. Soon, God will start revealing ways you can share your faith.
4. Find a church to attend that faithfully preaches the Bible, a Christian community you can call home, to fellowship and grow with others.