The Invitation for you
We all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD, that is, His holy character. We are condemned to death, and the gift of eternal life offered, would you accept a free unconditional pardon?
Because of Christ’s dying for us, that’s what God offers us, and with it the gift of eternal life. All we need to do is to accept his pardon.
Here’s how to do this:
Confess. God’s Word says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Repent. That is, we need to turn from sinful and selfish ways to follow God and his ways. Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe.”10 That is, we need to turn from sinful and selfish ways to follow God and his ways. You need to ask GOD for the gift of repentance.
Believe. “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved,” declares the Word of God.
Receive. God also said, “To all who received him [Christ], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Admitting your sinfulness, believing that Jesus died for your sins, inviting him into your heart and life as Lord and Saviour, and accepting God’s forgiveness is what makes you a real Christian. The following prayer will help you do this:
“Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner and am sorry for all the wrongs that I have done. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for my sins. Please forgive me. I invite you, Jesus, to come into my heart and life as Lord and Saviour. I commit and trust my life to you. Please give me the desire to be what you want me to be and to do what you want me to do. Thank you for dying for my sins, for your free pardon, for your gift of eternal life, and for hearing and answering my prayer.” Amen