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How To Be Born Again

How To Be Born Again

1. UNDERSTAND that God loves you. God desires to have a wonderful fellowship with you. John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-5

2. ADMIT to Christ that you are a sinner. All persons have disobeyed God and have chosen to go their own way. They have failed to be obedient to God. Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10

3. REALIZE that sin has separated you from God, and that has resulted in broken fellowship with God. A holy God is willing to bring you, an unholy sinner, back to Himself. Unless you come back to God, you face a Christless eternity in Hell. Isaiah 59:2, Romans 6:23

4. KNOW that you cannot save yourself. Your good efforts and morality can not erase this barrier of sin between you and God. There is nothing that you can do to restore this broken relationship with God. You can't earn God's salvation by your goodness. Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5, Romans 4:4-8

5. BELIEVE that God sent His son, Jesus Christ, as the only way to remove your sins. The death of Jesus Christ on the cross through His shed blood is the means of our forgiveness. Jesus was holy and sinless and died for your sins, taking your punishment on Himself. God gave Jesus Christ for you, and did for you what you could not do for yourself. I Peter 2:24-25, Romans 5:8, II Corinthians 5:20-21

6. RECEIVE Jesus Christ through faith right now. Placing your faith in Jesus means trusting Him for what He has done for you rather than you trusting in your own works or goodness. You must completely rely on Christ to bring you into a right relationship with God. You must allow Him to live His life through you. Receiving Christ requires genuine repentance and sorrow for your sins. It means that you are willing to turn away from sin. John 14:6, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9-11

7. PRAY, now, to the Lord Jesus Christ, and admit to Him that you are a sinner. Tell Him that you are sorry for your sins and that you repent from your sins right now. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Thank Him for saving you, and tell Him that you are willing to live for Him.

By this prayer, you are commiting to follow Jesus in baptism and membership into His church and that you will strive to be obedient to His Word, The Bible, and that you will share with others this same love and forgiveness. I John 1:9, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9-10,13

May God bless you in your new walk with His son, Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Ephesians 2:4-5 - "But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved."

Isaiah 53:6 - "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."

Romans 3:23 - "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"

Romans 3:10 - "As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even one;' "

Isaiah 59:2 - "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear."

Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."

Titus 3:5 - "He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,"

Romans 4:4-8 - "Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 'Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.'

I Peter 2:24-25 - "He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls."

Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

II Corinthians 5:20-21 - "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God."

John 14:6 - "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' "

Acts 16:31 - "They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household.' "

Romans 10:9-11 - "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 it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.' "

I John 1:9 - "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives."

Acts 16:31 - "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved"

Romans 10:9-10,13 - "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 it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. For, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' "

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