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How Can I Be Saved?

What does it takes for a person enjoy abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven?


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S = Sin

Romans 3:23    for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

1.   God created me to have a loving, Father/child relationship with Him.

2.   However, by my own rebellion against God (the Bible calls this “sin”) I have created a wide barrier between me and Him.

3.   In fact, the Bible says that my sinful ways have made me an enemy of God: I cannot please Him.

James 4:4  . . . Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Romans 8:7-8    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

W = Wages

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

4.   The wages (punishment) for sin is death.

Because God is absolutely righteous and just, He cannot overlook any of our sins – they must all be punished. And the punishment of sin is DEATH.

·     Sin brings physical death – it has corrupted our bodies so that they must eventually die.

·     Sin brings spiritual death – it causes eternal separation from God in hell.

·     Sin brings daily death – it destroys marriages, families, relationships, careers ...

Sin brings death to everything it touches in our lives!

A = Am

Romans 5:8    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, Christ died for us.

5.   Because Christ died for me while I was still in my sinful state, I don’t have to (and can’t) clean up my life before coming to Him. I can come right now, JUST AS I AM.

John 3:16    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

T = Turn

Acts 2:38    Then Peter said to them, "Repent (to repent is to turn from your sin), and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 1:12    But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

6.   I can be saved and go to heaven if I repent of my sin (TURN away from living as I see fit), and receive Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.

Romans 10:9    That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

7.   To be saved I must BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died for my sins and was raised from the dead by God the Father. I must CONFESS Him as my Savior and LORD (“boss”), and ask Him to come into my heart and take control.






Now, pray this prayer

Lord Jesus, I want You to take control in my life. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I receive You now as my Savior and Lord. Come into my life and change me into the person You created me to be, and I will serve You for the rest of my life. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life! 
In Jesus’ name, amen.


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Covenant Community Church
Ronald E. Franklin, Pastor

1745 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104


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