Salvation in Christ
John 6:44"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me, draw him: and I will raise him up, at the last day,"
We can try to do good on our own, but it will only last for a while. God says our righteousness is as filthy rags.
Isaiah 64:6"But we all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." True salvation comes from God sending His Only Begotten Son to die on a cross for our sins. When we accept Christ, it's by God's grace and mercy that we become new creatures. Our wants and desires will change from the inside. Our desire will be to follow Jesus. We accept His righteousness by faith. Then we can have a close relationship with Him. A person's heart must be ready to accept Christ, which can only be accomplished through them, internally, by the Holy Spirit.
The essence of eternal life is for you to know God and to know Jesus Christ, whom He has sent. Knowing God does not come through a program or a method. Authentic Christianity is not merely a religion; it is a relationship with a Person. It is an intimate love relationship with God. God reveals His will through this relationship and invites you to join Him where He is at work. When you obey, God accomplishes through you something only He can do. Then you come to know God more intimately by experiencing Him at work through your life.
The essence of eternal life and of this study is for you to know God and to know Jesus Christ, whom He has sent. Knowing God does not come through a program or a method. Real Christianity is not merely a religion; it is a relationship with a Person. It is an intimate love relationship with God. Through this relationship,
God reveals His will and invites you to join Him where He is at work. When you obey, God accomplishes through you something only He can do. Then you come to know God in a more intimate way by experiencing Him at work through your life.
I want to help you move into the kind of relationship with God through which you will experience eternal life to the fullest degree possible. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Would you like to experience life in its fullest measure? You can if you are willing to respond to God’s invitation to an intimate love relationship with Him.
1 Corinthians 2:14“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
If you sense a need to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, now is the time to settle this matter with God. Ask God to speak to you as you read the following Scriptures.
❒ Romans 3:23: All have sinned.❒ Romans 6:23: Eternal life is a free gift of God.❒ Romans 5:8: Because of His love for you, Jesus paid the death penalty for your sins.❒ Romans 10:9-10: Confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.❒ Romans 10:13: Ask God to save you, and He will.
To place your faith in Jesus and receive His gift of eternal life, you must— • recognize you are a sinner who needs a saving relationship with Jesus Christ; • confess (agree with God about) your sins; • repent of your sins (turn from sin to God); • ask Jesus to save you by His grace; • turn over the rule of your life to Jesus, letting Him be your Lord.
If you need help, call on your minister, Christian friend, or email us for help. If you have just made this important decision, tell someone the good news of what God has done in your life. Then notify us and your church about your decision so they can celebrate with you and help you grow in your relationship with Christ. Additionally, I encourage you to check into the ZUME training series that will enable you to grow further in Christ. It is completely free and you can join a live class!