You have probably heard that connecting with God is not about religion, but is about a relationship. This statement is repeated by Christians and non-Christians alike.
The problem with this statement is that many have defined "relationship" to be with whomever "they" choose.
At New Life Christian Church International, we believe and teach that there is only One Way to connect with God, and that is through Jesus Christ and Him alone.
First, you must admit that you are a sinner. (Because of Adam, all of mankind is born in sin)
Then, you must choose to accept God's way of salvation, His Son, Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:9-10 tells us "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. 10 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"
A simple sincere prayer is the way we initiate our connection with God. Pray something like this:
God, I thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. I recognize that I am a sinner. I proclaim Jesus as the Lord of my life and I choose to do things Your way. I believe Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead to pay the penalty for my sin.
Jesus, thank You for paying the price to save me and give me eternal life. Help me to live this life in a way that would honor You. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer with sincerity, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY ! This is just the beginning.
Contact us at 216.383.0690, or by email info@NewLifeEucild.com, or stop by any of our services. We would be honored to assist you with the next steps for your NEW LIFE in Christ.
Some of these steps are:
Reading your Bible
Fellowship with other Christians - Join a Life Group
Become a part of a local Body of Believers (church)