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How to become a Christian



You’re not here by accident. Jesus loves you, and He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him. There is one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.

People tend to divide themselves into groups - good people and bad people. God says that every person that has ever lived is a sinner, and any sin separates us from God. That includes you and me.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

According to man’s rules, people should be punished or rewarded according to how good they are, and it might be hard for you to understand how Jesus could love you when other people don’t seen to. However, we have great news for you! Jesus DOES love you - more than you could ever imagine! There is nothing you can do to make Him stop!

Are you thinking that you should make things right in your life before you come to Jesus? Many people feel that way, but that’s not what God says!

"God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

For you to come to God, you have to get rid of your sin problem. However, God says that you can’t make yourself right with God by being a better person. God wants to save you JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!

"He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3:5

It’s God’s grace that allows you to come to Him - not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way to Heaven. You can’t earn it. It’s a free gift.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, though faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

For you to come to God, your sin must be paid for. God’s gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 6:26

Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on Calvary’s cross. God brought Jesus back from the dead and paved the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus.

"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10:9-10

God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in heaven.

"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? If it is your sincere desire to ask Jesus to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God from your heart -

Here’s a Suggested Prayer:

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I do not deserve eternal life, but I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for me. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation, and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

If you have trusted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, please let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually.

If you have any questions or concerns you would like help with, please call or write us and let us know. We’re here to help you understand the love that Jesus is offering you for free, no matter who or where you are. E-mail us at fbca.pastor@comcast.net 
or call us at 303-366-1339.  You can also write to us at:

First Baptist Church
1550 Havana Street
Aurora, CO   80010

And as always you can use the form on the Contact us page.