How to become a Christian

At FBC Searcy, our greatest desire is for everyone to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. In fact, we believe that the greatest gift one can receive is the salvation that comes only through Jesus.

Here is some simple information about how you can become a Christian. If you have questions or doubts, please feel free to contact the church at 268-3561, complete a CONNECT FORM or e-mail a member of our LEADERSHIP TEAM.

God's Purpose

"Peace and Life"

Romans 5:1 -- "We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

John 3:16 -- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. "

Question - Why do many people not have this peace and abundant life?

The Problem

"Our Separation"

Romans 3:23 -- "For all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard."
Romans 6:23 -- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."

Remember - Our choice separates us from God.

God's Bridge

"The Cross of Christ"

1Timothy 2:5 -- "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

Romans 5:8 -- "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."

Understand - God has provided the only way, and each person must make a choice.

Our Response

"Receive Christ"

John 1:12 -- "But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God."

Romans 10:9-10 -- "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 it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."

The Real Question - Where are you today?

Steps to Take

1. Admit your need (I am a sinner), and be willing to turn from your sins (Repent).
2. Believe that Jesus Christ is God's son and that he died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.
3. Confess Jesus as Savior and Lord, and commit your life to Him.

If you have taken these steps, you can say a prayer like this one:

"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that my sin separates me from you. I thank you for sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sin. I believe that Jesus came to earth, died on the cross for my sins, and rose again. Please forgive me of my sins and come into my life to be my Lord. Please be my savior and change me from the inside out. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. I receive your gift and turn from my sin. Thank you, God. In Jesus Name, Amen."

If you prayed that prayer, please call us and visit with one of our ministers. We are praying for you and for your family.

God Bless You!

Much of the information in this section comes from a booklet published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association called, Steps to Peace With God.

Would you like a FREE copy of Steps to Peace with God?
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CLICK HERE to let us know about your decision for Christ!