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I want to commit to Jesus

I want to commit to Jesus

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

Salvation is a free gift that cannot be earned, and simultaneously, a call for your entire being to submit to the truths of Scripture. Committing to Jesus, being born again, becoming a follower of Christ, getting saved, these are all different phrases that point to the same truths about salvation as described in the Bible.

“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” – Acts 17:30-31

Once you recognize that there is no way to reconcile yourself to God, repent of your sin and turn to God. Repentance is not a work to merit salvation, rather, it is the appropriate response to the heinousness of sin. This means that you agree with your heart, mind and will that you have sinned against a holy God through your thoughts, words, and deeds. Because that sin separates you from God, and because it ultimately leads to Hell, repenting means forsaking that which leads to death and asking God for forgiveness on His terms. That reconciliation is only made possible because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for sinners and His resurrection from the dead.

“…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for ‘WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.’ – Romans 10:9-13

While repenting is to turn away from sin, placing faith in Christ is to turn towards the Savior. Call upon Jesus as Lord and Savior in faith, believing that God has raised Him from the dead and offers forgiveness through Him. This means that trusting Jesus is not merely assenting to the facts, or giving lip service, but grounding and rooting your life, your choices, your relationships, and your future upon Christ and His Word.

“Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’” – Acts 2:38

Do this now, before you stand before God to give an account. Even as you read this you can cry out to God for forgiveness, simply telling Him that you are a sinner in need of grace, and that Jesus is the only hope of your salvation. Respond to the gift of eternal life that God offers through Jesus Christ by coming before him today in repentance and faith!

If you, by the Spirit’s regenerating work have been born again by the living and abiding Word of God, the Bible says that you have eternal life (1 John 5:11-12); forgiveness of sins (Psalm 103:12) and have been declared both “not guilty” and “perfect” by God (2 Corinthians 5:21). His Holy Spirit will dwell within you to sanctify and empower you to obedience and service for His Name’s sake.

If you have made this profession, we urge you to contact us so that we can help you find a church and begin your new life as God’s child. Jesus called all who would place their trust in Him to follow Him in baptism and in a life of discipleship. Baptism does not save, but it has always been one of the first steps a follower of Christ would take after they committed themselves to Christ.

We can be reached by email at irvine@irvinecommunitychurch.org or by phone at (949) 559-1701.