I. ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SINFUL CONDITION
All of us start out as sinners because we live like we created and own ourselves. We ignore God's commandments and do what we like. So the first step is to acknowledge our wrong.
1 John 1:8-9…If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 3:23… For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
II. BELIEVE THAT CHRIST DIED FOR YOU ON THE CROSS
The second step is to believe that God loved us enough to send His Son to take the punishment of our sins. He did that when He went to the Cross.
John 3:16… For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8... But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
III. REPENT OF YOUR SINS
Tell God that you are sorry for disobeying Him in the past and make up your mind to turn away from anything that does not please Him - going forward.
Acts 3:19… Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
Isaiah 55:7… Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
IV. RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR & CONFESS HIM AS YOUR LORD
Just say: Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the Cross for my sins. I receive you into my heart, and confess that you are my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for saving me and making me your son / daughter today.
John 1:12… But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.
Rev. 3:20… Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
1 John 5:12-13… He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
Romans 10:9-10… 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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Mark 8:34-38… "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
*Find a life giving Church you can attend, and tell the leaders there that you have just given your life to Christ. You'll never be the same!!!