“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10
Jesus is offering us hope for a better life. To experience this is as simple as ABC.
ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER
The Bible says that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Sin separates us from God, and ultimately that means eternal punishment in hell. To escape sin’s penalty, we need divine forgiveness. And it is ours through faith in the Lord Jesus.
BELIEVE IN CHRIST
We must acknowledge that Jesus Christ, God in flesh, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and we must trust Him for our salvation. “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you shall be saved” (Acts 16:31). Just as medicine is not a remedy until it is taken, so knowing the story of Jesus is not enough to save us. We must personally receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
CONFESS YOUR FAITH
“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” (Rom 10:9). To confess our faith is to tell others of our belief in Christ. This should be a spontaneous outflow of the change in our heart.
You can experience this new life right now by praying this simple prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for Your love to me.
Forgive me of my past sins and wrongs.
I want a change in my life.
I now invite You into my heart and life
as my personal Saviour and Lord.
Thank you Lord for the new life today.
In Jesus’ name I pray.