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About - God's Plan of Salvation:

The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6)

GOOD WORKS CANNOT SAVE YOU

Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." 

Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:

  1. Admit you are a sinner.
    • 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:"
    • I John 1:10 - "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
  2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
    • Luke 13:5 - Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
  3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
    • 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."
    • Romans 5:8 - "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us."
    • Romans 10:9 - "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."
  4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
    • Romans 10:10 - "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
    • Romans 10:13 - "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
WHAT TO PRAY:
Dear Jesus. I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that You shed Your precious blood and died for my sins. I am willing to turn from sin, and I want to live for You. I now invite You to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior.
  • John 1:12 - "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
  • 2 Corinthians - "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR, AS A CHRISTIAN YOU SHOULD:
  1. Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.
    • 2 Timothy 2:15 - "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
    • Psalms 119:105 - "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
  2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
    • Matthew 21:22 - "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
    • Philippians 4:6 - "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
  3. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.
    • Hebrews 10:25 - “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."
    • 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
  4. Tell others about Christ.
    • Mark 16:15 - "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
    • Romans 1:16 - “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."

If you’ve prayed the sinner’s prayer, please let us know.  Call us (610-767-6233)  or email us (info@stpetersumcemerald.com) or, if possible, join us for one of our church services.  Be sure to tell us about your salvation experience.  We look forward to rejoicing with you.  And if you need encouragement, we’d love to be able to pray with you and help you.