God’s Plan of Salvation

Today is the Day of Salvation!

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, please do not put off today this Great Gift from God. Can you say that you’re 100% sure of where you will spend eternity? You can know today beyond a shadow of a doubt. These simple facts and steps below can give you a peace beyond all understanding, and 100% assuredness of where you will spend eternity.

Why We Need to Be Saved

1. We are all sinners.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”.

Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

2. The penalty (punishment) for sin is death!

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

When Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden took the temptation that the Serpent laid before them, Sin entered the world to be passed down from them, till now. God had a plan then for the sin of the world!

How This Is Made Possible

3. God’s Love For Us.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

4. Christ died on the Cross for our sins!

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

It doesn’t matter what you have done, how bad you think you have been, or that no one could love someone like yourself, God does, and so much, that he gave His Only Begotten Son, to die for your sins that you might have eternal life, a home in Heaven, joy unspeakable and a life worth living!

How To Accept This Free Gift From God!

5. We must receive His free gift of salvation!

Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Romans 10:13 “For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Salvation is a free gift from God and cannot be obtained thru any other means. You can’t work your way to Heaven; You can’t buy your way into Heaven; Nothing you can do on your own, or by any way or deeds, will get you into Heaven; Just being a good person will not enter you into Heaven. It is a gift that each one of us must receive by the grace of God through faith!

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast.”

Titus 3:5-7 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he hath shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

The Jailer at Philippi asked Paul and Silas in ACTS 16:30-31 “And brought them out, and said, Sirs what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

To receive this free gift of salvation is as simple as bowing your head right now, right where you are and asking for God’s free Gift Of Salvation:

Dear Lord,

I am a sinner, I believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for my sins, was buried and rose from the grave. I ask you now Lord Jesus to come into my heart, take away my sins, and save my soul. Change my heart and life Lord, to be what You want me to be. Thank you, Lord, for the forgiveness of my sins, Your gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your mercy and grace! Amen

Just take God at his word, and claim His salvation by faith. Believe and you will be saved. God’s power will save you, and keep you saved, and help you live a victorious Christian life.

The End Result

This is the best decision in your life that you will ever make. God will be with you every day, walking beside you, He will be your Guide, Counselor and your Best Friend. If you have made a decision for Christ, let us know, we would like to rejoice with you.

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him”. I Corinthians 2:9

Give us a call or send an email to Cowan First Baptist Church and let us know, so we can pray with and for you each and every day. God Bless you and your new relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Now That You Are A Born-Again Christian

Now that you have this new-found faith in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, there are some steps that you should take to grow in your Christian life:

6. Begin by reading your Bible: It’s not how much you read but by reading and applying the precious Word of God to your life on a daily basis.

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Psalms 119:103)

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2)

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)

7. Talk to God in Prayer: Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing. Prayer is an expression of faith in God’s power, fueled by a desire for more of him.

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2)

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18)

“Pray without ceasing” (I Timothy 2:8)

8. Undergo Baptism and Become a Member of a Body of Believers: Be baptized by immersion, join in fellowship with other Christians in a Church where Jesus Christ is preached, and the Bible is the final authority:

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19)

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

9. Tell Others About Christ: Now that your life has been changed, with the peace that comes from knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour! Tell someone today! Don’t keep the “Greatest Gift To Mankind” to yourself. Tell everyone you know how Jesus has changed your life and that they too can come to know this wonderful Lord & Saviour.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)