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Do you want to become a follower of Jesus?

Personal Reflection

Take some time when you can be alone and follow the instructions listed. Read the verses of scripture out loud to yourself because of what Romans 10:17 says. Read them again if they do not make sense. Continue reading them until you can answer the question or until something rings true inside of you. Then move on to the next question.

Romans 10:17 - consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

• Read this verse out loud:
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
What does this mean to you?

• Read this verse out loud:
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What does this mean to you?

• Read this verse out loud:
John 3:3 - In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
What does this mean to you?

• Read this verse out loud:
John 14:6 - Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
What does this mean to you?

• Read these verses out loud:
Rom 10:9-13 - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
What does this mean to you?

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Rev 3:20 - Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
What does this mean to you?

Closing Thoughts for you:
1. Are you a sinner?
2. Do you want forgiveness for your sins?
3. Do you believe Jesus died on a cross and rose again?
4. Are you willing to surrender yourself to Jesus?
5. Are you ready to invite Jesus into your life and into your heart?

If you answered yes to these questions, you can set your eternity in stone by praying a simple prayer of commitment to God like this:

“Dear Jesus, thank you for making me and loving me, even when I’ve ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Please help me to understand it more. As much as I know how, I want to follow you from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a Christian.”

There is no magic formula, no set words to doing this. It is a matter of the heart and the Lord knows your heart.
If you have made the decision to follow Christ, please let us know. andoverv@gmail.com We would love to hear from you!