The thought of following Jesus Christ as your personal Savior might be a new concept for you or it might be something you’ve thought about for a long time. Either way, the good news is that asking Jesus to be your Lord and Savior is not out of reach or far away.
If God is tugging at your heart right now, and you feel compelled to give your life back to Jesus, we invite you to tell Him so in your own words, or pray this simple prayer:
Dear God, I admit that I am a sinner and that I fall far short of Your glory. My sins have caused a wide gulf between You and me, and I believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life that bridges that gap and leads me into a relationship with You, God, forever. My Lord Jesus, I accept the grace of Your forgiveness and by faith I know that You died on the Cross for my sins, and that through You I may know God the Father. Thank You for hearing my prayer, and for Your unconditional love toward me. Now let me follow You and walk in Your mercy. Please give me the wisdom, strength and desire to walk with You each day forward. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
If you have just prayed to follow Jesus as your Savior, we invite you to tell your Christian friends and family, who can help you in your next steps as a new Christian.
As well, we urge you to read The Bible, starting with the four Gospels about Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), and get involved in a church that teaches the Bible as God’s Word.
Congratulations for making the most important decision of your life!
Special Bible Verses for you…
“For all (people) have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“For He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through Me'” (John 14:6).
“…I no longer live, but (Jesus) Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in (Jesus) the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
You have a new life in Christ!
To grow as a Christian, you need to…
- Pray, worship God and read The Bible each day,
- Join a small group with other Christians to encourage each other’s Christian growth,
- Each week, join in worship at a good Church that preaches The Bible as God’s Word,
- And minister to others in the name of Jesus.
Discover more about how God has given to you spiritual Gifts for your own personal ministry to others and for ministry with other Christians by using the links and resources shown below…
Here are more free articles, one for each of the nine Team Ministry Spiritual Gifts…
- Do You Have the Spiritual Gift of Shepherding?
- Do You Have the Spiritual Gift of Administration?
Each of these nine Team Ministry Spiritual Gift articles was excerpted from the book Your Gifts: Discover God’s Unique Design for You.
Discover more about your spiritual gifts and each of the nine team gifts.
For individuals and groups.