Hopewell MB Church
of Columbus Mississippi
 
"Learning God's Way, Living it Everyday, Loving Along the Way"

Worship With Us This Week! 

SUNDAY                            

8:00am Sunday School                
9:00am Morning Worship Service

TUESDAY                       
6:30pm Prayer Service                      7:00pm Bible Study

How to Become a Christian


WHAT DOES IT MEAN / HOW DO YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

 

The “Roman Road” is a popular summary of what Christians believe. Taken from the New Testament book of Romans, the Roman Road oultines basic Christian beliefs about the human condition and God’s plan of redemption. 

 
Romans 3:23
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin. We were born under the power of sin’s control.
Admit that you are a sinner.

 
Romans 6:23a
“…The wages of sin is death…”
Sin has an ending. It results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God and will last for all eternity. The Bible does plainly teach that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people end up that remain spiritually dead.
Understand that you deserve death for your sin.


Romans 6:23b
“…But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Salvation is a free gift from God to you! We can’t earn this gift, but we must reach out and receive it.
Romans 5:8
“God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!”
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid sin’s penalty. He paid the cosmic price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life. Because He loved us and gave Himself for us!
Give your life to God… His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin. His love is what saves you. Not religion or church membership. God loves you! And reaches you right where you are.

 
Romans 10:13
“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!”
Call out to God in the name of Jesus!

 
Romans 10:9,10
“…If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
Jesus said in Revelation 3:20a:
“Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him…”
Believe in Him. Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. If you want to receive Christ as your personal Saviour, just ask Him in now. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.

The following is a suggested prayer:
“Lord Jesus, Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe that You died and I believe that You are risen. I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for saving me and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus' name, Amen.”
 
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray this prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.

What's Next?
You need to look for a local church where God’s word is preached. Email or call us now, and we will help you find a church near you. If you read the above and prayed to recieve Christ as your Lord and Savior, we invite you to contact one of our ministers so that they may know of your decision and pray with and for you.


 

Dr. Charles Davidson, Pastor                                                               cdavidson@hopewellbaptist.org

Min. Merlin Grasserie, Church Administrator                                         mgrasserie@hopewellbaptist.org

Min. Jeanette Coleman, Director of Christian Education                          jcoleman@hopewellbaptist.org