How to Accept Jesus

           The Bible says that we can only get to heaven in one way and that is through acceptance of Jesus Christ.

           Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by me." (John 14:6)

           You cannot save yourself by doing good works.

            "For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

           The Bible says that everyone has sinned. No one except Jesus was perfect.

           "For all have sinned, and come short  of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

           The Bible says that we earn things when we sin and those wages are:

            "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

            We earn death through our sin, but God sent his son Jesus Christ to be our Lord so we wouldn't have to die. So, how do we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior? 

            "...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. (Romans 10:9-10) "For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

          The Bible says that if you will believe in your core being, your heart, that Jesus died for your sins and on the third day God raised him from the dead, and if you confess that he is your Lord and Savior you will be saved. No one is exempt from becoming a Christian. No matter what you have done, Christ will forgive you and save you from hell. (Hell is the death that the Bible refers to, it isn't just the death of the physical body.)

         If you would like to give your heart to Jesus right now please pray this prayer with me:

Dear Jesus,

          I admit that I am a sinner and I have done things that are wrong in your sight. I am sorry for my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God and that He is God in the flesh. I believe that he died on the cross for my sins and that on the third day he was raised from the dead and that he is sitting in heaven with God the Father and it is only through Him and what He did for me that I can come to God. Right now I confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I accept all that He did for me. I renounce all of the sin from my past and I turn away from my sinful lifestyle never to return. I pray that as I accept you Lord you will give me the strength to live for you the rest of my life. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. 

                                                         Amen.

         If you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart you are now washed clean in the blood of Jesus because it was through the blood He shed for you that He bought your salvation. There was a price that had to be paid for redemption (your salvation) and it was a blood price and Jesus was willing to pay that price for you. 

         If you prayed that prayer we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here to let us know you have accepted Jesus. You need to stop doing what you know is displeasing to Jesus. Contact us and we will help you get into a good Bible Believing Church. Remember that no one is always perfect and in your journey you may slip and do something wrong. If that happens come back to these scriptures and repent of what you have done. Keep growing in your faith. Go to church every time the doors are open, read your Bible, pray, and learn to listen to the leading and guiding of Jesus as He speaks to your spirit. You won't believe what He can do in your life.

          Blessings as you begin this new journey with Jesus Christ!

                                                    Pastors David & Joan Stowell

 Sahuarita First, 18180 S La Canada Dr, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, 520-648-0074