How to become a Christian

God's message is for everybody, all people.  His message is for those who are depressed, addicted, lonely, full of anger, poor, have no food, or clothes, wishing their lives would end- no matter how bad they think they are.  It's for all people:  those who think they have it all, lots of money, the perfect family, a great job, two cars, lots of food, and a big house- from all nations, tribes, and peoples no matter how great they think they are.  He brings peace, joy and love.

His love can take over our lives.  It has taken over mine for sure.  I was empty and angry with no hope.  I tried all sorts of things to make me feel better.  After I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I laughed for the first time in years.  I had compassion for others, although I still pray that I won't be selfish and see the needs of others.  Believers in Christ aren't yet made perfect.  That'll happen in Heaven. His love took over!  He gives me peace and His Holy Spirit counsels me when I am confused.  The best part is His faithful ways are eternal.  When I get to see Jesus' eyes in Heaven, I'll already know Him from here on earth.  To become a Christian you just need to confess your sin (He won't be shocked, He already knows and has seen it all in humans).  Repent (turn from your current ways and let God change your life). Allow Him to be Lord of your life, your Savior.  It's important to get involved in a Church so you can be baptized, learn about the Bible, and have Christians to talk to.   I enjoy learning from my Pastor's sermons, and singing to God in worship as well.  Be sure to find a Church where the preacher preaches from the Bible and that you feel comfortable in, where you understand what's being said.  And if you have questions ask the Pastor, they love it!

To receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, just pray this prayer from your heart:

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins. I give my life to you right now and ask you to be my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.

(If you prayed this prayer let me know by clicking the Contact Me link in the About Me box, so I can pray for you.  It's between you and God, I won't tell anyone else or send you e-mail, unless you ask me to.)

Here's some verses that explain things:

1 Corinthians 1:9
9 ... He will never give up on you. Never forget that.

Jesus died for you.
Romans 5:6-8
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

He didn't come to condemn you but to save you.
John 3:16-17
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Even Christians aren't perfect, we've all sinned.  I have, I know.
Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

He knows what we've done already, you can't shock God.  He's seen it all, literally.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

After You receive Christ, you'll receive His Spirit in your heart.  Our faith grows as we study the Bible.  It's hard at first, but if you ask the Holy Spirit, He will teach you as you read it.
Romans 10:17
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Luke 15:10
10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Psalms 117
1 Praise God, everybody!
Applaud God, all people!
2 His love has taken over our lives;
God's faithful ways are eternal.