How to Get to Heaven
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How to Get to Heaven
Being a Christian is not simply a title or an affiliation with a group of people. It is when a person decides to have a personal relationship with Jesus, because He loves you and He always has. For all have sinned and fallen Short of the Glory of God and all need to be made right with God by His grace, which is a free gift. Romans 3:23 The entire world around us will say that if we clean up our life from all the bad things we do, then God will love you. But the Bible tells us something completely different. God shows His love for us in this way: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 So not only has Jesus always loved us, but He wants to save us and had a plan to do so before we even knew we needed saving. He saved us not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. Titus 3:5 It’s God’s grace that allows you to come to Him, because God loves us…we can clean up our life after a relationship with Him has begun. The bible calls this repentance (Acts 3:19) and it is something that happens in a person’s heart first and then is seen in their actions and lifestyle. It is the desire to live righteously because of what Jesus has done for them. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Bible says that… For by grace you have been saved through faith –and not of yourself. It is a gift from God. It was not the result of your own efforts, so that no one can brag about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 To start this relationship with God, our sins Must be paid for. God’s gift to us is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt of our sins. Know that sin results in death and hell, but God offers the gift of eternal life through Jesus. Romans 6:23 Jesus paid the price for our sin by giving His life on the cross. But because Jesus was sinless and took on our sin as a sacrifice, and because He is God, He arose from the dead and showed that He is Holy, worthy of our worship, and loves us so much. This is what paved the way for all humans to have a personal relationship with Him. The only thing left for us to do is to accept the gift that Jesus has already paid for; He is holding it out to you right now. If you use your mouth to say, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are made right with God, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10 God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, that you will live forever with Him in His Glory…we call this heaven. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? If it is your sincere desire to ask Jesus to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God right now. We call this prayer, and ask Him to come into your heart. You can pray something like this:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner, that You died on the cross for my sins, and that You arose from the grave showing that You have power over sin and death. I want to accept Your free gift and turn away from my sin; I want to make You the Lord of my life. Thank you Jesus for forgiving me, for loving me, and for dying for me. Now please help me to never be ashamed of You and guide me in what to do next. Amen.
Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
If you started a relationship with Jesus, please contact us and let us know. Crescent Beach Baptist Church believes that accepting Jesus Christ, as your personal Savior is the greatest thing a person can do. We want to celebrate with you, and help with any other questions you might have. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on our campus. Directions and service times are listed on our contact page.