NEXT STEPS

Why Do I Need Jesus?

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

No one can escape being born a sinner, but all have the opportunity to know Jesus. Because of the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross once and for all; mankind has the privilege to come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy. One must have faith that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for their sins, He rose from the grave, and that He now sits at the right hand of the Father forever making intercession for the believer. Jesus reconciles mankind to God by paying the price for sin.

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Receiving Christ as Lord and Savior is as easy as ABC: accept, believe, and confess. One must accept the free gift of salvation and pardon from their sins, believe that Christ is the Son of God and that He died and rose again, and confess Him as Lord! Acts 17:28 says that it is in Christ that the believer lives, moves, and has their being. Once Christ becomes the Lord of one’s life, He will lead and guide him/her in every area of their life. Give Jesus a chance to change your life!

Why Do I Need to be Baptized?

Our Savior commands us to follow His example in all things, including baptism: Matthew 28:19 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” At the beginning of His public ministry, Jesus chose to be baptized. John the Baptist was calling the Jewish people to confess their sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion in the Jordan River. Sinless Jesus joined the crowd at the river and asked John to baptize Him. The Lord chose to affiliate Himself with sinful man. When we follow His example in the waters of baptism, we’re publicly confessing our faith in the Savior and identifying ourselves with Him. Baptism is an outward confession of an inward work that has taken place in one’s life.

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