Where to Start
How To Have a Relationship with Jesus Christ
If you are searching for answers in your life, and have not found anything that truly satisfies, that is because you were created with a void that can only be filled with a relationship with the living God.
At Port Colborne Baptist our passion is sharing the truth of God’s Word with all. This truth is preached by every Bible-believing church and has been since the time that Christ walked the face of this earth. We are all in need of a Saviour, and we would love to share with you how you can be certain that you have received God’s free gift of eternal life, and that you are on your way to heaven.
The Bible speaks of God’s great love for each and every one of us.
John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
But, the Bible goes on to say that we are separated from a Holy God by sin.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one”
Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”
Then it says that there is a penalty for that sin. We all owe a sin debt.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The wages of sin that is spoken of in Romans 6:23, is death. That death, is not just physical death, but spiritual death (separation from God), in what the Bible describes as a place of eternal torment, also known as Hell. But the story does not end there (thankfully). Even though we are all sinners, and even though we are separated from God by that sin, and even though we are all headed toward an eternity in Hell, the love of God for us compelled Him to implement a plan so that you and I could have forgiveness, peace, and hope.
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
God demonstrated His love for you by sending His Son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty of our sin, so that we may have forgiveness. Accepting God’s free gift of eternal life is a decision that each of us must come to on our own, by understanding our need and calling out to Him for forgiveness, and trusting Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
So, how do you receive Jesus Christ into your life?
1. Admit that you have sinned against God and ask Him for forgiveness
2. Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for you on the cross & rose from the dead.
3. Call upon Jesus Christ to be your Saviour
Prayer of Commitment
“ Dear God, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe He died for my sins and that You raised Him to life, and I want to trust Him as my Saviour. In Jesus Name, Amen.”
If you prayed to trust Christ as your Saviour today, please do us a favour and contact us, so that we can send you some free materials to help you grow in your new faith.