New Hope Baptist Church • 24235 Highway 129 • Haleyville, AL 35565 • © NHBC 2015
Believe, Belong, Become... One with Christ
A New Life In Christ
There are so many ways that people share the steps to trusting in Jesus.
What’s important is that you begin your relationship with Jesus.
If you want to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus and becoming a Christian, we would love to hear from you. If you’re in our community, please come by and visit. If you’re unable to come by, please contact us or another church in your area.
Five Things Everybody Needs to Know
1. PEOPLE ARE SINNERS
Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
2. SIN HAS CONSEQUENCES
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
3. JESUS IS GOD’S SOLUTION FOR SIN
Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
4. YOU MUST PERSONALLY RECEIVE JESUS AS SAVIOR
Romans 10:9 – “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.”
5. THE GIFT OF SALVATION IS FOR EVERYONE
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Jesus loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. In your personal opinion, what do you understand it takes for a person to get to heaven and have eternal life? Here is how the Bible answers this question. It is answered in one word and the word is FAITH.
F Is for Forgiveness
A Is for Available
I Is for Impossible
So how can a sinful person have eternal life and enter heaven?
T Is for Turn
What happens if a person is willing to repent of their sins and confess Christ?
H Is for Heaven
H can also stand for how
How can a person have God's forgiveness, eternal life, and heaven? By trusting Jesus as your Savior and Lord. You can do this right now by praying and asking Jesus to forgive you of your sins and inviting Jesus into your heart.
Accepting Christ is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with God! Get to know Him better in a number of ways:
A - Admit.
That’s right admit. Admit that you are a sinner. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We must also admit that Jesus is the Savior and the only way to get to heaven. Acts 4:12 says “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
B - Believe.
The second step is to believe. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” To believe means to put your total trust and confidence into something.
C - Confess and Commit.
The third step is to confess and commit. In Romans 10:9-10, the Bible says “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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
How to Have a Personal Relationship With Christ
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" John 14:6
"They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household.'" Acts 16:31
"That 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