Do you know Jesus?
The Bible says that God loves you and cares for you, but you and I, all of us, we’re sinners. We’ve broken the laws of God and there’s a penalty for that. The wages, the just penalty of sin, is death. That means that we are separated from God because of our sin.
Here is the good news!
God loved us too much to leave us separated from him, so He sent his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of a virgin, and somehow in that miraculously he was free from a sinful nature like you and I have. The Bible says also he was tempted in every way just like us, but not one time did he yield to temptation, so he never sinned. He went to the cross, and even though he was the sinless son of God, he died in your place and in my place as an atoning sacrifice to pay our sin debt. He paid a debt he did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay.
Jesus stayed on the cross until he could say “it is finished!” Your sin debt was paid in full. He was buried to prove that he was really dead, but then on that third day Jesus rose bodily from the grave.
Now he offers you the gift of eternal life.
How to receive Christ
1. Acknowledge that you are a sinner, you’ve broken the laws of God, and you repent of your sin. What does it mean to repent? It means to do a spiritual U-turn with the help of the Holy Spirit. You turn from sin, and you turn to God. It doesn’t mean you’ll never sin again, but it does mean you are tired of it and don’t want to sin.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
2. You believe that Jesus died for your sins, that he paid the price for you, and that Jesus rose from the dead to give you eternal life.
“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
3. You repent and you believe, and then you receive. You invite Christ to come into your life, to be your lord, and your savior. The moment you call upon his name and receive him as your Savior, He makes you a new creation.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Are you ready to receive Christ?
If you’d like to repent of your sin, put your faith in Christ, and call upon his name, then you can pray right now. Just like a pastor would lead a couple in their wedding vows, pray something like this right now.
“Lord Jesus, thank you that you love me. Lord, I know that I’m a sinner and you’re the only Savior. Lord, I repent of my sin. I turn from my sin by the help of your spirit. Lord, I believe that you died on the cross. You have paid my sin debt, and Lord, I believe that you rose from the dead and you are alive. Lord, I receive you right now. Please, Lord Jesus, come into my life and save me, wash me and cleanse me, and help me to live for you for the rest of my life. When I die, take me to heaven to live for you forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you sincerely repented of your sin, put your faith in Christ, and called upon his name to save you, the Bible says you’re a Christian. Old things have passed away, new things have come, and the spirit of God has come to live within you
Angels in heaven are rejoicing, and we at Bellevue would love to rejoice with you as well. If you prayed to receive Christ, please let us know. We would love to rejoice with you, and to thank God for what he’s done in your life. We would also like to send you some free materials that will help you get started in the Christian life.