New Salem Baptist Church
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Rev. Douglas Rumley

How To Have a New Life

WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A NEW LIFE
Study these Bible verses for God's Word on the subject.
     "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).  Everyone is a sinner.  There are no exceptions.
     "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).  Death means separation forever from God.  Eternal life comes by trusting Jesus Christ.
     "But God commendeth (demonstrates) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).  God loved us so much that He gave His Son to die for our sins.
     "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9).  To have a new life following Jesus Christ, you must believe that Jesus died for your sins and declare that you accept Him as Lord of your life.
     "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).  This is God's promise to you.  If you accept Jesus as Lord, He will accept you and forgive your sins.
     Call upon the Lord as you pray this prayer.  Dear God, I know I have sinned by breaking Your laws, and I ask for Your forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus died for my sins.  I want to have a new life.  I want to follow Jesus as my Lord and obey Him in all that I do.  In the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen.