As 2015 starts, I'm reminded that every day with Jesus is a new day. Why should we wait until January 1st to start over. Jesus is a God of second chances and I'm so blessed and thankful for a second chance.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart so you can spend eternity with him in heaven, following are The ABC's of Salvation.
The A B C's of Salvation
Confess to God that you are a sinner. Repent or turn away from your sin.
Romans 3 : 23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Romans 6 : 23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord"
I John 1 :9
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Acts 3 : 19
"Repent, then turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."
Trust that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sins.
Roman's 5 : 8
"but God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.
Acts 4 : 12
Salvation is found in no else for there is other name under heaven given to men
by which we must be saved"
John 3 : 16
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
I Peter 3 : 18
For Christ died for sins once in for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit."
John 14 : 6
"Jesus answered, I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me."
Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Roman's 10 : 9, 10
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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."
Romans 10 : 13
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Mathew 16 : 24
"then Jesus said to His disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."
Luke 9 : 23
"Then He said to them all: if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me."
Follow up A B C's
Jesus into your heart
Romans 10 : 13
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Follow Jesus in Baptism
Romans 6 : 4, 11
"Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized
into His death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." "In the same way, count ourselves dead to sin but alive to god in Christ Jesus."
Find a local church body of believers to join with.
Hebrews 10 : 25
":Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the day approaching."
Do What it says!
James 1 : 22
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
Wishing you a year of Blessing and Peace through Jesus Christ!
Just a few of my spiritual New Year's resolutions are:
May you have a Blessed 2015!
Until we meet again, May God Bless you and our great country.