Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall short. Romans 3:23 tells us "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." The bible also tells us in Romans 3:10 that "No one is righteous, not even one," and because of sin, we are separated from God. God knew this, so he sent us some help…His name is Jesus Christ.
Realize that you are a sinner
Did you know that you were created to know God in a personal manner - to have a relationship with Him, through his Son, Jesus Christ? Do you know how to start a relationship with God? If not, the information below will help you to understand God's simple plan. If you follow these 3 easy steps you can begin to experience God's love, peace & joy today!
Becoming a Christian isn't just believing in a doctrine or going to church. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus tells us in Revelation 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Is Jesus knocking at the door of your heart at this very moment? If so, here's a little prayer that you can recite to help you get started in your walk with God.
Romans 5:8 tells us that, "God showed his great love for us, by sending Christ to earth to die, while we were yet sinners." God desires for none to perish, but in order to obtain such a great salvation, we must believe in Jesus. We must also believe that Jesus died for our sins. Ephesians 2:8 tells us we are “saved by grace, through faith", meaning salvation is God's gift to us. So in order to obtain this gift, you must have faith (belief) in God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
“Dear Lord, in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and I ask for forgiveness. I believe that your son Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross and died for my sins. At this very moment, I accept Jesus as my Lord and personal savior. I thank you God for your grace that has set me free on this day. Lord, transform me so that I may bring honor and glory to your name, and I thank you for giving me eternal life. Amen."
Share Your Confession With Us
If you just read this prayer and you meant it in your heart, then you are saved. The Mt. Carmel family would like to congratulate you on making the greatest decision for your life. If you are in the Chicago-land area and you would like to visit us and/or do not have a church home, we would like to extend an invite to come out and worship with us. We would love to hear what God has done for you.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.