… but submitting to his Lordship is where the hard work begins.
So let’s start with receiving Christ as Savior!!!
We must acknowledge that we are sinners by nature and choice; that not one of us is righteous on our own because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:10 — “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one;”
Romans 3:23 — “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
The ultimate price we pay for sin and our unrighteousness is death.
Romans 6:23a — “For the wages of sin is death,”
Jesus paid the price for our sin when He died on the cross.
Romans 6:23b — “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 5:8 — “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
When we believe in Christ and confess our faith in Him, we receive his grace.
Romans 10:9–10 — “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
We receive assurance of our salvation through the Holy Spirit who now lives within the new believer.
Romans 8:11 — “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”
It is time to lovingly submit to His authority and grow in the sanctification process towards God’s will and holiness. This should not be done alone but in the fellowship of non-perfect but gospel believing (the Gospel = life, death, burial, resurrection of Christ for salvation from our sins), scripture preaching church.
This is the perfect time to begin asking God for direction in prayer.
For more information about salvation and getting connected into a local church … contact me.