An Invitation to Christ
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Are you struggling with life’s daily burdens? Are you swamped by your daily troubles in relationships, finances and family? Think it not strange, because we all go through challenging times, trials, and troubles. But you are exactly where God wants you to be — at the place where you can hear from Him. Take a walk down a new road. These easy steps will take you down a more fulfilling path — to a new life in Jesus Christ.
It’s as Simple as A – B – C:
A — Admit you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
As a result of Adam’s sin, all men are separated from God. There is nothing good enough that any of us can do to bridge that separation on our own. But we thank God that He makes a way for us to be forgiven, cleansed and righteous in His sight. How?
B — Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
“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, NIV.
C — Confess that Jesus is Lord.
“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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10, NIV.
Begin by Praying This From Your Heart:
“Father, I know I have broken Your laws
and my sins have separated me from You.
I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away
from my past sinful life toward You.
Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again.
I believe Your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins,
was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer.
I invite You, Jesus, to become the Lord of my life,
to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.
Please send Your Holy Spirit to help me obey You,
and to do Your will for the rest of my life.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Congratulations and Welcome to God’s Family!
Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
- Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
- Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying and reading His Word.
- Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
- Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you. Find a local church where you can worship God.
If you are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we welcome and invite you to contact us at (225) 383-3170. We have been praying for you and would love to hear about your decision for Jesus! It would be our privilege to encourage you in your new life in Christ! God bless you and we love you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Salvation?
Salvation comes from the Greek word “Soteria” which means deliverance. It speaks of our deliverance from all curses including death. Salvation is not limited to redemption or forgiveness of sin. Salvation does not mean that you are perfect.
What is Baptism and why is it so important?
“…those who accepted his message were baptized.” Acts 2:41
- It Is A Public Testimony That You Are A Follower of Christ and His Teaching
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
- It Symbolizes Spiritual Cleansing
“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11
- It Pictures the True Meaning of Salvation
“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:1-4
Note: Baptism doesn’t make you a believer—it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9