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salvation


ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT IF YOU DIE TODAY YOU WOULD GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN?


"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13



1. REALIZE THAT GOD HAS A PAYDAY FOR SIN.

"For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23a
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.
The Bible describes sin in many ways. Most simply, sin is our failure to measure up to God’s holiness and His righteous standards. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. We also sin when we fail to do right things. The Bible affirms our own experience – “there is none righteous, no not one.” No matter how good we try to be, none of us does right things all the time.
People tend to divide themselves into groups - good people and bad people. But God says that every person who has ever lived is a sinner, and that any sin separates us from God. No matter how we might classify ourselves, this includes you and me. We are all sinners.
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23



2. REALIZE THAT CHRIST PAID THE DEBT FOR YOUR SIN.

Many people are confused about the way to God. Some think they will be punished or rewarded according to how good they are. Some think they should make things right in their lives before they try to come to God. Others find it hard to understand how Jesus could love them when other people don't seem to. But I have great news for you! 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.
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet 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! You can't make yourself right with God by being a better person. 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!
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us." Titus 3:5a
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 by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.." Ephesians 2:8-9



3. REALIZE THAT YOU MUST ASK JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR HEART AND FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13
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 gift of God is eternal life through 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, just outside of the city walls of Jerusalem in ancient Israel. God brought Jesus back from the dead. He provided the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus. When we realize how deeply our sin grieves the heart of God and how desperately we need a Savior, we are ready to receive God's offer of salvation. To admit we are sinners means turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to follow Jesus. The Bible word for this is "repentance" - to change our thinking about how grievous sin is, so our thinking is in line with God's.

Through prayer, you can right now ask Jesus to be your personal Saviour , ask Him today!



4. Pray:

All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." 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 only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now?







Let's review how to receive this gift:

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 acknowledge that Jesus is my only way of sin's payment

I receive Jesus as my Savior forever - this is to accept that God has done for me and in me what He promised


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, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life but I ask you to save me. And, I believe You died and rose from the grave to pay for my sins. Please come into my heart Jesus, 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. I right now receive you as my personal Saviour. Thank you for saving me today, Amen."

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.
If you have questions or concerns you would like help with, please call or write and let us know. We're here to help you understand the love that Jesus is offering you for free, no matter who or where you are.

E-mail us at info@lbcwinterpark.com, call 407-678-3890, or write to us at:
Lighthouse Baptist Church
3838 Howell Branch Road
Winter Park, FL 32792

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If you trusted Christ as your Savior, please fill out this Decision Slip and let us know

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