1) THE REASON YOU NEED TO BE SAVED – SIN! Romans
3:23, "For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God." Romans 3:10-12,
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There
is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They
are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt,
they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The
Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there
were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside,
they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good,
no, not one."
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
who can know it?"
2) THE PENALTY OF SIN – DEATH...ETERNAL DEATH!
6:23, "For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely
"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."
"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,
when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
3) GOD HAS MADE PROVISION FOR YOUR DILEMMA – CHRIST!
5:6, 8, 9, "For when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth
His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died
for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him."
26, "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own
blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us. For then must He often have suffered since the foundation
of the world; but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared
to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself."
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
15:3, 4, "For I delivered unto you first of all that which
I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third
day according to the Scriptures."
4) YOUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S PROVISION – BELIEVE!
10:9, 10, 13, "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 shall be saved. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the
Lord shall be saved."
1 John 5:13,
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and
ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
"He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of
the only begotten Son of God."
5) GOD'S INVITATION – RECEIVE HIM! NOW!
Will you now repent
and receive Christ as your personal Savior? You know you need Him .
. . Christ died for you . . . for your sins. If you feel a strong tugging at your heart to seek God's forgiveness, you can pray to Him asking Him to forgive you of your sins and to save your soul and He will move into your heart and you are then saved...forever!
– FOLLOW CHRIST IN BAPTISM
"And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Then prayed they him to tarry certain days."
– FOLLOW CHRIST IN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP After a person has had Scriptural baptism, he is then candidate to join the church that baptized him. If a person moves from a location he should seek out another church of like faith and practice and seek membership there. 8) STUDY YOUR BIBLE
"But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which
the Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness
of Me, that the Father hath sent Me."
1 Peter 2:2,
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye
may grow thereby."
"Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that
bonds and afflictions abide me."
9) PRAY DAILY
4:6, "Be careful for nothing; but in
every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God."
"And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always
to pray, and not to faint."
10) ATTEND CHURCH FAITHFULLY
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."
11) WITNESS TO OTHERS
11:30, "The fruit of the righteous is
a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."