Faith Lutheran Church
Thursday, July 18, 2019

How to Receive Jesus

 

A.  Admit your need. Realize God's plan for you: Peace and Life.

       "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.  "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. 

                                                                   John 3:16-17 

 

B. Admit that you are a sinner and are separated from Jesus.

       . . . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

                                                                              Romans 3:23

 

C. Believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the grave.

 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

                                                                      Romans 5:8

 

D. Through prayer, invite Jesus to come in to your heart 

    and take control of your life through the Holy Spirit.

  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

                                                                      Romans 10:9-10

 

E. Understand the assurance of your new-found salvation.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                                                                      Romans 8: 38-39