Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church
Monday, December 11, 2017

How to make the greatest decision of your life!

 

Most Important!

We make decisions every day.  Some are important and some do not carry much weight.  However, every person has an opportunity to make the most important decision in their life.  That decision not only affects this life, but eternity as well. What is that decision: To surrender to Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.  How does this happen? 

 

Understand the problem

 
Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (HCSB)
The Bible says that all have sinned.  To sin means to miss the mark or to disobey God.  Romans 3:10 tells us that there is no one righteous.  We must first recognize that we cannot earn our salvation because we are not righteous on our own.
 
 

  

Understand the consequences

 
Romans 6:23a
"For the wages of sin is death... (HCSB)
The Bible says that the consequence of sin is death. This certainly speaks of physical death, but is far more than physical.  This also speaks of spiritual death which is eternal separation from God.  Because of our sin, we are deserving of eternity in hell completely separate from God.
 
  

Understand what God has done for us

 
Romans 5:8
"But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" (HCSB)
This passage tells us that Christ died in our place.  
Christ took the penalty that we deserved upon him-self and rose from the grave three days later in victory. There is no hope apart from Christ because we miss the mark on our own.  Jesus is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6a HCSB)
 
 
 
 

 

Understand our 

response

 
Romans10:9
"If you confess with
mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,you will be saved." (HCSB)
 
Our response to God's offer of salvation is to place
our faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross
for our sins.  We must confess Him as Lord and Savior
and commit our lives to Him.
 
If you have any other questions concerning salvation
please do not hesitate to contact us at the church
office@ 227-2881
 
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