1. God loves you. Because of God's love for all persons, He
desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5)
2. You are a sinner. All persons are sinners in that
they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own way and do your own
thing as opposed to being obedient to God.
(Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10)
3. Sin separates you from God. Sin forms a barrier
that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God,
Who is holy. As an unholy sinner, you can't have fellowship with
God. You are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls
(Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23)
4. You can't save yourself. People often think that
through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between
themselves and God. That isn't true. There's nothing you can do to
restore the broken relationship with God. You can't earn God's
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)
5. God sent His Son Jesus to remove the sin barrier.
The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God's Son, removed the sin
barrier between you and God. Jesus died for your sins, taking your
punishment on Himself. God did for you in Jesus Christ what you
couldn't do for yourself.
(1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
6. You can receive Jesus Christ through faith. Faith
is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your
own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete
reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God,
allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves
repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away
(John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
7. Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for
your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into
your life as Savior and Lord. Thank Him for entering your life.
Commit yourself to live for Him.