What are the ABC’s?

Becoming a Christian…

A – Admit that you are a sinner and need a Savior! Romans 3:23

B – Believe in Jesus Christ God’s only Son! Romans 10:9

C – Commit to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! Romans 10:13

You are not alone. Christ tells us in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, even until the end of the earth.” Taking steps towards knowing Him are steps towards peace in your life. It is as easy as A, B, C. Read the steps below and see if you need to take the next step in following Christ.

Step 1 – God so loved the world

Does God love me? The answer is in the Bible, God’s Word to us:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” — Jeremiah 31:3

God loves you, and He loves you with a love beyond understanding, because there is no human love comparable to divine love. He wants to forgive you. He wants to have a relationship with you.

God is love.” — 1 John 4:16

It doesn’t make any difference how far you try to run from God. He loves you. His eye is on you. He sees you. God loves you, and the Bible says that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, from heaven to this earth for you. Christ came to this earth to pay for your sins on a cross. God has a plan for your life.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’” — Jeremiah 29:11

God created you in His image, and you are important to God.

Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered.” — Luke 12:7

God knows who you are. He knows your name and everything about you. He cares for you.

Step 2 – That He gave His only Son

Who is Jesus? What does His life, death and resurrection mean for me?

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” — John 14:6

Many go through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching—a blank canvas waiting for a picture of purpose to be painted on us. What does it all mean? And what does Jesus have to do with it? Watch the video above.

Step 3 – That whoever believes in Him

Can God really change my life?

No matter who you are or how you’ve lived your life, God will receive you into His family. He will change you and make you complete. Trust Him and experience His mercy for yourself.

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”— Jeremiah 32:27

God is holy. He is powerful. And He can change your life.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” — Revelation 3:20

Do you hear God’s voice today?

“The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, … and you will be changed into a different person.” — 1 Samuel 10:6

Your new life can start now. So what do you have to do?

Step 4 – Should not perish

What do I have to do to go to heaven?

God isn’t waiting to judge you. God isn’t waiting to condemn you. He’s waiting to receive you with mercy, with love, with open arms, and forgive all your sins. Will you come to Him? Will you turn from your sin and promise to live for Him? He can transform your life—and you can look forward to eternity with Him in heaven.

“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” — Romans 10:9

There is nothing you can do to earn God’s forgiveness; it is possible only by His grace when you have faith in Him. God is a loving God and wants to forgive you. He wants to welcome you into His family.

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

You can be a child of God today.

“He asked, ‘What must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.’” — Acts 16:30, 31

Do you believe in what Jesus has done for you—dying on a cross to make a way for you to live?

But have eternal life

God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.

How do you do that?

You must first admit that, like everyone else, you are a sinner. Being sinners means that we are imperfect and do wrong; we fall short of God’s perfect standard. It also means we are separated from Him and deserve His judgment.

But He loves us! God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. He died for your sins. He was punished so you don’t have to be. Not only that; death did not defeat Him. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, alive again!

The only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him is to trust in Jesus’ sacrifice for you and repent—turn from your sins. We urge you to take this step of faith today. To do that, simply talk to God—this is called praying—and tell Him you believe in His Son. We suggest a prayer like this:

“Dear Lord Jesus,

I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.  I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will.

In your name, amen.”

So What's Next?

If you prayed this prayer or have questions, please let us know by writing us at pastorlowell@centerpointwv.org.