INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
"...What must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..."
I. Did you know that we’re all sinners?
The Bible says in Romans 3:10,12 and 23, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”; in Isaiah 64:6 we read “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
II. Did you know that there is a penalty for sin?
The Bible says in Romans 5:12, 21, “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: That as sin hath reigned unto death…” and in Romans 6:21, 23, “What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. For the wages of sin is death;…” and in Romans 8:6, 13, “For to be carnally minded is death;… For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:…” and in Revelation 20:14, 15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
III. Did you know that Jesus Christ paid the penalty?
The Bible says in Romans 5:6, 8, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" and in 1 Corinthians 15:3 ,“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;” and in 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” and in Galatians 3:13, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:” and in 1 Peter 2:24, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
IV. Did you know that you can be forgiven?
The Bible says in Romans 4:8, “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin" and in Colossians 1:21-22, “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” and in Acts 28:16, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me" and in 1John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
V. Would you like to pray and receive forgiveness?
If you would like to pray and accept the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ as the payment for your sins that would appease the Almighty God you can simply bow your head and your heart right now right where you are and pray something of this nature: “Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. I would like to ask you to forgive me and save my soul. I ask you now to come into my heart and to live in me. I believe that Jesus is the Lord and Saviour. Thank you for saving my soul! Amen.” Romans 10:9, 10, 13 tell us, “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. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
You Can Be Saved!