To accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord is a brand new beginning of eternal life and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit. To believe in Jesus is a turning away from your old ways and turning to Jesus and asking Him for forgiveness from our sins.
Romans 10:9 says: "if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Salvation is God's free gift to us and we become His children.
It is acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Dear Jesus, I'm praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without you. I am sorry and I trust that you will forgive me. I accept your love and grace for me and ask that you be my Lord. Help me to believe in you and love you every day, and help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is. In Jesus name Amen.
Congratulations! To pray these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important voyage you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus. Please let us know if you have just made the commitment to Jesus at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to support you in your journey.
Pastor Barry Hutchings
John 3:16 Msg
This is how much God loved the world:He gave His son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.