Following Jesus. Being saved. Giving your life to Christ.
These are common phrases used by Christians to describe salvation. As we grow deeper in our understanding of what God did for us, it moves us to follow Him more
Salvation is God’s gift to you- if you choose to accept it.
We cannot make up for our sin on our own, no matter how much good we do. It is only by receiving the forgiveness of sin that Jesus offers that we can be saved from sin’s penalty.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9
In order to receive salvation by faith, we must believe Jesus did everything necessary for salvation by dying for our sins and rising from the dead. We must also give Jesus control of our lives, willing to go wherever He tells us to go and do whatever He tells us to do, regardless of the cost.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9
You can respond to God’s offer by telling Him you are sorry for your sin, that you believe Jesus died for you and rose again, and that He can have complete control of your life, to be used for His glory.
When you do that, God moves you from being spiritually dead to spiritually alive. You become a child of God and are declared righteous before God. Jesus has made you brand new and begins to make you more like Him, a process called sanctification, one step at a time as you listen to Him and do what He says.