HOW TO BECOME A CHRIST FOLLOWER
GOD IS OUR LOVING CREATOR. He created us to have fellowship with Him. (Gen 1:1, 3:8)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
SIN HAS SEPARATED US FROM GOD. Sin means living our life apart from God. Sin was passed to us from Adam & we l all sin by nature. (Rom 3:23, 5:1, I John 3:4)
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23
THE ETERNAL PENALTY FOR SIN IS ETERNAL DEATH. (Rom. 6:23)
“For the wages of sin is death . . .” “Romans 6:23
GOD LOVES US ENOUGH THAT HE SENT JESUS to be punished for our sin!
(John 3:16, Rom 6:23, 5:16-17)
“. . . but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE GRAVE, He forever defeated sin and it’s penalty— DEATH! (Eph. 2:5-6, Rom 1:16)
“even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. For He raised us from the dead along with Christ.”
SALVATION & A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD comes when we surrender our lives to Jesus, understanding that sin and death no longer rule over us because Jesus rose from the grave! (Rom 10:9-10)
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Rom 10:9-10
PRAY THIS PRAYER from your heart: Lord Jesus, I know I have sinned and I know my sin breaks Your heart. Please forgive me and come into my life. I give You control of my life and thank You for suffering the punishment for my sin on the cross. Thank You for rising from the dead, for beating death and sin and for filling me with Your Holy Spirit. My life is Yours. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; old things have passed away; behold,
all things have become new” 2 Corinthians5:17
YOUR LIFE IS NOT JUST BETTER, IT’S BRAND NEW!
TO GROW IN YOUR NEW LIFE AS A JESUS FOLLOWER
Read the Bible
Pray-talk to God
Hang out with other believers (attend church