“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Steps to Peace with God: The Sinner's Prayer

I've noticed that there is a lot of "Christian terminology" used in the tract "Steps to Peace with God." Terms like sin, supernatural, regeneration. Words that are not used on a daily basis in our everyday conversation. We try to replace words like repentance with forgiveness or sin with wrong doing. I'm coming to the realization that the reason these words are not used in the everyday... is because they are unique. There is nothing that we can compare to God. Nothing like the sacrifice of Christ. No wonder there are words that are set apart to be used when only speaking about God and His love for us and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Nothing compares. Not even close.


The Final Excerpt from the tract
"Steps to Peace with God"
published by
the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association


Will you receive Jesus Christ right now?


Here is how you can receive Christ:
1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit.
(Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)

How to Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. 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

If you prayed this prayer,

The Bible says ...


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


Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?

"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 born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells 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 you should:

1. Read your Bible everyday 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 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.

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