Calvary Baptist Church
Exalting Christ, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Lost - Since 1959
320 N. Sheridan - Valley Center, KS 67147           (316)755-2343

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How We Become a Christian

You're not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. The Bible affirms our own experience - "there is none righteous, not even one." No matter how good we try to be, none of us does right things all the time.
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

God DOES love you! More than you can ever imagine! And there's nothing you can do to make him stop! Yes, our sins demand punishment - the punishment of death and separation from god. But, because of His great love, God sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins.
"God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

For you to come to God you have to get rid of your sin problem. But, in our own strength, not one of us can do this! Only God can rescue us from our sins. He is willing to do this not because of anything you can offer Him, but JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!
"He saved us, no because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3:5

It's god's grace that allows you to come to Him - not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way to Heaven. You can't earn it. It's a free gift.
"For it is by grace you have been save, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

For you to come to God, the penalty for your sin must be paid. God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you when He died on the Cross.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gif of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord" Romans 6:23

Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on a cross at a place called Calvary. God brought Jesus back from the dead. He provided the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. To admit we are sinners' means turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to follow Jesus. The Bible's word for this is "repentance" - to change our thinking about how grievous sin is, so our thinking is in line with God's. All that's left for you to do is accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now.
"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." Romans 10:9-10

God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory.
"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." John 3:16

Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now?

Let's review what this surrender involves:

I acknowledge I am a sinner in need of a Savior - this is to repent or turn away from sin. I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. - this is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for my sins. I confess Jesus as my Lord and my God - this is to accept what God has done for me and in me. If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God from your heart.

Here's a suggested Prayer:

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in you alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually. click here
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