What is the gospel?
To receive the Gospel is to receive Jesus Christ as an active part in your everyday life - guiding and helping you make life's most important decisions. The Bible says "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" so calling on the Jesus and receiving Him into your heart is your ticket to heaven. No amount of good deeds can make this happen as it must be an act of faith. Going to church every Sunday or at Christmas is also pointless if you do not receive Christ. The same goes for growing up in a Christian family, being Christened as a child, simply saying you're a Christian or following some other religion. God is very specific on these things.
So will you receive Jesus Christ right now? Here's how:
1. Admit your need (I am a sinner)
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent)
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Saviour.)
How to Pray
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer,
The Bible says...
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?
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.
Receiving Christ, we are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the "new birth."
This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship you should:
1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better.
2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
3. Tell others about Christ.
4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.
5. As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.
These points are non-negotiable. If you truly wish to follow Christ and have the right to call yourself a Christian and a child of God, you must represent Him through your actions. The Bible says that God is Love, therefore when God is in us that Love must shine through to the surface as God's calling card.
Welcome to the family!
If you have received Jesus today I welcome you to a wonderful extended family and invite to come to church this Sunday. If you live abroad or somewhere too far outside London, please search within your local community for a church with fellow Christians adhering to God's Word. I advise you to be careful in this search and ask God for guidance through prayer so that you are not led astray in this most important time in your Christian life. As part of your family, we as church would love to assist you and get to know you better so please complete the form below and stay in touch. Take care!
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