How do I become a Christian?

If you want to become a Christian, there are four simple steps to take:

  • RECOGNIZE that God has a purpose for your life and a plan for you to possess that purpose.

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

    — John 3:16
  • REALIZE that you have sinned. Your sin keeps you separated from God’s purpose for you.

    "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

    —Romans 3:23
  • RECEIVE God’s free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Exercise your faith in Jesus, believing He accepted the punishment for your sin on the cross.

    "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God."

    – Ephesians 2:8

    Ask for this free gift. Pray:

    "Heavenly Father, I know I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and that He died on the Cross to forgive my sins. I believe He arose from the grave. I ask you in Jesus’ name to forgive me. I consciously turn from my sin and I receive your Son as my personal Savior. Amen."

  • RESOLVE to follow Jesus by growing in fellowship with Him daily by studying His word and praying, trusting in His love for you.

    "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.”

    —John 15:7