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January 16, 2014
By Pastor Ken Phillips
Oak Mountain Baptist Church, Pelham
To know a life-changing decision of following Christ is the right one for you, let me encourage you in a few things; God cares about you so much He sent His only Son to live on earth as a human and die a cruel death because of the wretched sin of all mankind. There is nothing you or anyone has ever done or will do that will keep us from being able to know God through Jesus. You do not have to get anything fixed or right in your life before you come to know Jesus. He wants you to surrender your life over to His rule just as you are right now. So there is nothing stopping you other than you. No more excuses, and no pressure from anyone — this is only between you and God Himself.
Stop playing games and admit you have sinned. God already knows, but you have to admit it to Him.
Believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died for you and you alone. If you had truly been the only person for which to die, then He would have died just for you.
Commit your life over to Him as your Master and Savior of your life. You say you can’t do it alone? That’s great; at least you know it starting off. Here’s the great news: Jesus sent us a Helper, the Holy Spirit, so we could live this new life through Him.
Get in a Bible-based church that will tell you sin is wrong and the Bible is God’s Holy Word cover to cover then start reading it as often as you can and ask other spiritual leaders in the church if you have questions.