Want to know Christ?
Becoming a follower or disciple of Jesus Christ involves recognizing that you are a sinful person who needs a Savior, and that you cannot save yourself by any human means. All it requires is the simple act of asking Jesus to forgive your sins, believing that He paid the divine penalty for those sins by dying on the cross, inviting Him to be the Lord of your life, and trusting in Him for all things. As you turn to the Lord, it is also necessary to repent, or literally “turn away” from your habits of sinful thought, speech, and behavior…and God will help you to do that as you commit yourself to Him. The start of your new life in Christ is only a prayer away! This suggested prayer may help: “God, I come to you in Jesus’ name. I believe that Jesus died on the cross, and that by shedding His blood, He paid for my sins. I receive Your forgiveness for all of my sins – past, present, and future. I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and I now surrender to Him as the Lord of my life. I am not going to live to please myself any longer. I want to live for Jesus every day, so Jesus, take me! I am Yours, now and forever. Heavenly Father, thank You that You have heard my prayer. My past is gone, my sins are washed away, and I am Your child, on my way to heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” The result of deciding to follow Jesus is not only the gift of eternal life, but also God’s peace and joy in your life, regardless of any difficult circumstances you may be facing. Once you’ve received Christ, it’s time to get to know Him, so we invite you to attend worship services regularly, be baptized with water, and start reading the Bible and praying every day. We can – and we want – to help! Just contact Pastor Paul.