Calvary Chapel Pocatello
Our desire is for you to know that there is a God Who loves you deeply and desires to have intimate relationship with you. Here are a few steps to take from your end, to meet Him!
1. Recognize that we have sinned... Sometimes this is difficult to understand, we often think that we are pretty right on - we're good, kind, people. However, we must admit our spiritual need: "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). We can't make excuses, or blame others or our circumstances, for our wrong actions. "For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
2. Recognize that Jesus died on a cross for you. "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." (I Peter 3:18). Jesus paid the price for our sin. The Apostle Paul said, "...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).
3. Repent of your sin.The word "repent" means: to change your direction. The Bible tells us to: "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19). God commands us to repent. You must be willing to turn away from the things that displease God.
4. Accept Jesus as your Savior. Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. Don't try to "clean up your life" before you come to God. Instead, receive Him, and allow Him to do the "cleansing." Jesus said, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out" (John 6:37).