Mt. Emory Baptist Church
Sunday, June 23, 2024
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How To Be Saved

Here are the logical steps from God’s Word, the Bible, that all must take to be saved.


STEP 1. Realize you have sinned and there is punishment for sin.

  • “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”                 Romans 3:23 
  • “For the wages of sin is death                                                                       Romans 6:23 


STEP 2. You cannot save yourself.

  • “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”                                         Eph 2:8-9 


STEP 3. God has provided salvation for all who believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross.

  • “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”                           John 3:16 


STEP 4. Repent of your sins.

  • ”Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”                                               Luke 13:3

Repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of actions.


STEP 5. Confess you sins to God.

  • “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”                                                                    1John 1:9  


STEP 6 . Receive Christ into your heart by faith.

  • “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”                                                               John 1:12 


STEP 7. Proclaim Jesus as Lord.

  • “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 



God, be merciful on me, a sinner. I have sinned against you and I am sorry for my sins. Please forgive me for my sins and the life I have lived. I willingly repent of my sinful life and believe Jesus Christ died for me. I want to receive Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. Come into my life and I will live my life for you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


After you have accepted Christ in your life as your personal Lord and Savior, it is important that you choose a church home to continue to learn about living for Jesus. Please consider becoming a new member at Mt. Emory and visiting us at the following location:

Mt. Emory Baptist Church

426 S. Church Street

Jacksonville, IL 62650