How do I accept Christ?

The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

God created us to have a relationship with Him, but sin entered the world and separated us from God. God sent his only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, and we have an opportunity to restore our relationship with God by accepting his son as our Lord and Savior.

God sent Jesus as a gift to us, all we need to do is accept that gift.  If you’re ready to accept Jesus into your life, this is an easy prayer you can pray right here and now…

Start with a prayer.

Dear God,  

I confess that I am a sinner and I need you.  I accept your free gift of forgiveness and salvation, and I ask you to be the leader of my life. I recognized that Jesus died to pay the penalty for my sin, and that he rose again from the dead.  

I’m turning away from doing things my own way.  Please help me live my life for you.  Thank you for your forgiveness and the gift of a new life.  

In Jesus Name, Amen.

If you’ve made the decision to follow Christ, we’d love to hear your story! Please take a moment to share what God is doing in your life in the link below. We’d love to be a resource for questions you may have!

What does following Christ mean?


Putting your faith in Jesus Christ is more than just believing that God exists (James 2:19). Having faith or becoming a Christian means that you have put your full trust in Jesus as your Savior—that you believe Jesus is God’s Son, that he died for you on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin (the things we do that are against God’s nature) and was raised to life again. 

By believing and trusting in these truths outlined in the Bible, walking away from your sin, and receiving God’s gift of grace and forgiveness, you are saved (John 3:16 and Romans 10:9). Most often a person will pray (talk to God) to express that they believe all of this. If you’ve done all of this—way to go!  

Once you’ve committed your life to Christ, God starts to transform your old life into a new life in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17), which means we become more like Jesus. Signs of this change start on the inside and eventually lead to outward actions. Inwardly, you should see what we call the “fruit of the Spirit” developing in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Outwardly, you will start to live out your faith by doing good things, like showing love to others, serving, and living generously. 

Again, doing good things is not what saves you, it’s simply a sign that you are living in your new life in Christ by doing and caring about the things Jesus did and cared about.

We are so proud of your decision to follow Jesus, we’re here to cheer you on in this important faith step! 

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