Children are attracted to the good things of God and are open to confessing sin and accepting Christ. Read through this teaching with a child.
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? Do you want to? The Bible says that if you ask Jesus to save you, He will (Romans 10:13). Jesus came into the world to give us a new, eternal life that will never end (John 3:16). And He came to give us a good life here on earth (John 10:10). Even though we will still have problems sometimes, He will always be with us and meet our needs.
What Scripture Says
Read these Bible verses. They tell of God’s plan for you to be saved. If a friend or your brother, sister or parents are with you, you can read them together.
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 3:16)
“If we say that we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves, and refusing to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and cleanse us from every wrong.” (1 John 1:8,9)
“…But to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them.” (John 1:12)
“Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
If you are not sure what the verses mean, ask someone who is already a Christian to help you understand. Your Sunday school teacher or church pastor will be glad to help.
As You Pray
You may pray in your own words and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin and come into your heart. Thank Jesus for answering your prayer.
Read the verses again. Can you see that God’s Word says that you are saved? You have done what God said to do to be saved. Let the Holy Spirit make it real to you.
Be obedient to God’s Word. Read the Bible every day. Start with the book of John in the New Testament. Then read Acts, Matthew, Luke, Romans and other books in the Bible. The church you go to will help you decide what to read next.
When you commit a sin, confess it to the Lord immediately. Ask His forgiveness. He knows your heart and promises to forgive.
Memorize Bible verses that help you, such as those about salvation.
Talk to God in prayer. Find a quiet time each day to read your Bible and pray.
Meet with Christian friends who also wish to live for Jesus.
Tell others about Jesus and what happened to you. You might tell your family, Sunday school teacher, pastor, friends, etc.
Attend church. Go to a church where there are other Christians who love and help one another.
Our Prayer For You
We pray for you and know that you are safe in the Lord. We thank God that He has forgiven your sin and that you have received Jesus as Savior. We ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit and love and joy and peace forever.