God’s Plan of Salvation
FIRST OF ALL, ACCEPT THAT …
¯ God loves you. He loved you so much that He allowed His very own Son to take the blame for your sin. (John 3:16)
John 3:16 “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.”
¯ Christ died for you and everyone who has sinned against Him. (Romans 5:8b)
Romans 5:8 “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
RECOGNIZE THAT …
¯ Everyone sins. No exceptions! (Romans 3:23)
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
¯ Sin separates you from God. The price you should reasonably pay is separation from God (death), but He has another way (Romans 6:23).
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
BELIEVE THAT …
¯ Jesus is the answer. Believe in Jesus. The Bible says that believing that Jesus is God’s Son is the first step toward faith (Acts 16:31).
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
¯ Admit to God that you are sinner. Ask God to forgive you and allow you to live with Him forever (I John 1:9).
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
¯ Don’t just say you’re sorry but ask God to help you change your ways. Do an about face. Ask God to help you stop doing what you shouldn’t and do what you should (Acts 3:19).
Acts 3:19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
¯ Tell others about your faith in Jesus. Confess to others what Jesus has done for you and how He has changed your life (Romans 10:9).
Romans 10:9 “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.”
¯ Live in a way that pleases God. God wants us to follow His guidelines for living. This will be your testimony to your new life in Him (John 14:15). Take the next step of obedience through baptism. Then grow through fellowship and worship with other believers.
John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”