Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? Do you want
to? The Bible says that if you ask Jesus to save you,
He will (Romans 10:13). Jesus came into the world to
give us a new, eternal life that will never end (John
3:16). And He came to give us a good life here on earth
(John 10:10). Even though we will still have problems
sometimes, He will always be with us and meet out needs.
What Scripture Says
Read these Bible verses. They tell of God's plan for you to be saved.
If a friend or your brother, sister or parents are with you, you can read them
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so
that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
"Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved."
"If we say that we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves, and refusing
to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on
to forgive us and cleanse us from every wrong." (1 John 1:8,9)
"...But to all
who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed
to do was to trust him to save them." (John 1:12)
"Look! I have been standing
at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens
the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me." (Revelation
If you are not sure what the verses mean, ask someone who is already
a Christian to help you understand. Your Sunday school teacher or church pastor
will be glad to help.
As You Pray
You may pray in your own words and
ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin and come into your heart. Thank Jesus for
answering your prayer.
Read the verses again. Can you see that God's Word says
that you are saved? You have done what God said to do to be saved. Let the Holy
Spirit make it real to you.
Be obedient to God's Word.
Read the Bible every day. Start with the book of John in the New Testament. Then
read Acts, Matthew, Luke, Romans and other books in the Bible. The church you
go to will help you decide what to read next.
When you commit a sin, confess
it to the Lord immediately. Ask His forgiveness. He knows your heart and promises
Memorize Bible verses that help you, such as those about salvation.
Talk to God in prayer. Find a quiet time each day to read your Bible and pray.
Meet with Christian friends who also wish to live for Jesus.
about Jesus and what happened to you. You might tell your family, Sunday school
teacher, pastor, friends, etc.
Attend church. Go to a church where there are
other Christians who love and help one another.
Our Prayer For You
pray for you and know that you are safe in the Lord. We thank God that He has
forgiven your sin and that you have received Jesus as Savior. We ask Jesus to
fill you with the Holy Spirit and love and joy and peace forever.
Write down the chapters and verses above and memorize them. If you don't
write yet, ask someone to help you to learn them.
Reading for parents and others
who wish to minister to children:
Your Child, Anna B. Mow (Grand Rapids,
Michigan; Zondervan Publishing House, 1963); How to Raise Your Children for
Christ, Andrew Murray (Bethany Fellowship); Teaching Your Child About God,
Claudia Royal (Reve., 1969).
Reading for Children:
Arch Books (Christian
Publications): Read for Children (A free monthly publication for children and
young people. Address P.O. Box 1017, Arcadia, Florida 33821): Caterpillar Books
(Christian Publications): Good News Bible (American Bible Society): The Living
Scripture references are from the "The Book."