How to be Saved

  1. The purpose of God for your life – Read 1 John 5:13 – I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 

Purpose of the verse: To show that God wants to give assurance of eternal life because of His love for man.

Explanation: Eternal life is two things:

A. To know Jesus Christ and have His peace in your heart now while you live in this life.

B. To live with Jesus Christ in heaven for eternity after you die.

Application: Do you want to have assurance that you have eternal life?

  1. Your need – Read Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

Purpose of the verse: To show that all of us are sinners.

Explanation: What is sin? Sin is disobeying God. For example, all of us have committed sins such as lying, anger, bitterness, greed, lust and pride.

Application: Do you recognize that you have sinned? What is the consequence of sin? Read Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Purpose of the verse: To show that all deserve death because of our sins.

Explanation: What is death? Death means to be separated from God in two ways:

First, death is separation from God now in this life on earth. It is a life without joy or peace in the soul. It is a life without assurance of eternal life and without Jesus in your heart. Separation from God leaves man with an empty and fearful heart.

Second, death is separation from God for eternity in hell. This is a life without Christ for all eternity. According to the Bible all of us deserve death, separation from God, because of our sins.

Application: Do you understand that you deserve death, separation from God, because of your sins?

  1. The provision of God – Read Romans 5:8 but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Purpose of the verse: To show that God loves us so much that He gave His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.

Explanation: The only payment for sin is death. Jesus Christ was punished, judged and condemned to death on the cross to pay the penalty of sin in our place.

The death of Jesus was the only sacrifice that was sufficient to free man of the guilt of sin. Many people are trying to get to God through different ways: depending on their own good life or good works. They also may try to get to God through saints, idols, images, spirits or reincarnation.

Man’s own efforts have no power to purify man of his sins. The only way to have a relationship with God is through Jesus Christ. After Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, He arose from the dead, conquering death. He is alive and He wants to live in your heart.

Application: Do you believe that Jesus Christ is your only Lord, Savior and Mediator?

  1. Your response – Read Romans 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

Purpose of the verse: To show what you must do to receive Jesus as your Lord.

Explanation: To receive Jesus you must do two things:

A. First, to receive Jesus you must confess Christ as your only Lord. You must abandon your sins and turn to follow Jesus. This means to turn the control of your life over to Christ. This is repentance.

B. Second, to receive Jesus you must believe in your heart that Christ rose from the dead and is your only Savior. This means that you have to stop putting your faith in other things like morality, good works, idols, images, saints or reincarnation and put your trust in Jesus Christ as your only Savior.

Application: Are you ready to confess Jesus as Lord and give your life to Jesus as your only Lord? Are you ready to stop putting your faith in other things and give your life to Christ right now as your only Lord and Savior? Read Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 

Purpose of the verse: To show that anyone that calls on the name of Jesus will be saved.

Explanation: This means that you can accept Jesus by faith right now in your heart.

Application: Are you ready to give your life to Jesus and ask Him to enter in your life right now? If you are ready, say this prayer with all your heart to God.

“Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I trust in you, Lord, as my only Lord, Savior and Mediator. I give my life to You. Come into my heart and save me right now. Transform me and take full control of my life. In Your Name, Amen.”