God loves you.
God loves you and desires to have relationship with you.
(John 3:16) (Ephesians 2:4-5)
You are a sinner. Sin separates you from God.
All people "sin" and disobey God. When you sin, you are choosing to go your own way and not be obedient to God. Sin creates a barrier between you and God, preventing fellowship with Him because He is holy. Without God, you are headed for an eternity without Christ.
(Romans 3:10, 3:23) (Isaiah 59:2)
You cannot save yourself.
No matter how "good" you are, how many times you go to church, or how much you try to earn forgiveness or God's love, you can't. God loved you so much, He took the first step towards you by sending His son, Jesus Christ, to save you. You can't "earn" salvation, it is a gift from God.
(Ephesians 2:8-10) (Romans 5:6) (Titus 3:5)
God sent Jesus to save you.
God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to break down the barrier of sin that keeps you from relationship with God. The good news is that when Jesus died on the cross, He took your place and the punishment for your sin. He rose again, demonstrating that the payment was sufficient.
(2 Corinthians 5:21) (John 14:6) (Romans 5:8)
Receive Jesus Christ through faith and trust Him for your salvation.
By placing your trust in Jesus Christ alone, you can receive God's offer of love, mercy, and forgiveness. Only Jesus can save you and free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore your relationship with God, & give you eternal life and purpose.
(Acts 16:31) (Romans 10:9-10)
An example of a prayer you can pray in your own words:
God, I need You. I have sinned and my sin separates me from You. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, who died and rose from death to pay my penalty sin and death, to provide forgiveness for my sins, and to restore my relationship with You. Please forgive me and cleanse my life; give me a new beginning! I invite You, Jesus, to become my personal Savior and the King of my life. Resting in Your complete love for me, by your Spirit help me to trust and obey you in every thought and act; help me to love and to serve You and others near me wholeheartedly. Lord, fill me with Your joy and good purpose. Amen.
If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, please email us or contact us by phone (507-282-4612) and share the good news! Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior is just the first step of the life-long journey of growing in Him.
At Calvary, we count it a privilege to help you continue your relationship with Him.