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the decision: pray & follow

You can make a decision now to pray to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and to follow him with your life as he enables you.

How to Pray:

There is no formula or "right way" to pray or to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ. God is looking at your heart, not whether you "say the right thing" or pray a slick prayer.  But if it is helpful, here is a suggested guideline to help you pray and open your heart to Jesus:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I need You, and I want to know You. I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins and begin to live the life you came to offer. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name. Amen.

God's Assurance: His Word

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you? Well, the Bible says . . .

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." —Romans 10:13 (NIV)

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through 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 (NIV)

Receiving Christ, we are spiritually born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who comes to fill and empower every believer. This is called regeneration, or the "new birth."

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship:

1. Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.

2. Talk to God in prayer every day.

3. Tell others about Christ.

4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a local church where Christ is preached.

5. As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

Have you made a decision to follow Christ?

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