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STEP 4: Our Response - Receive Christ

We can receive Jesus Christ when we believe in His message and trust in Him alone to save us.

The Bible says...

All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him [Jesus Christ] receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Acts 10:43

Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

... the choice is yours.

How to receive Christ

  1. Admit your need: I am a sinner.

  2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross (buying your freedom from sin and death) and rose from the grave.

  3. Ask for forgiveness for having sinned against God by living your life without regard for what God has to say about it. 

  4. Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior through faith, trusting in His finished work on the cross.  Ask Him to take control of your life.

What to pray

Here is a prayer. See if it expresses your feelings.  If it does, then you can actually offer those words to Jesus as your prayer. 

Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am sinful and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay the penalty for my sin.  I want to turn from my sinful ways and follow You. I invited You to come into my life and take control. I receive this free gift of Grace.  I ask Your Holy Spirit to come and transform my life so that I honor You.  Thank you for setting me free. 
In Jesus' name, Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer and asked Jesus Christ to come into your life, do you know what He as given you?  Assurance!

His Word: God's Assurance

The Bible Says...

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13 

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13

 Step 5: Your New Life