9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”
12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
My daughter is working very hard at church to earn the highest honor in our girl's ministries program, to become an Honor Star. One of those steps towards this achievement is to learn the ABC's of salvation.
Admit we are sinners. (Romans 3:23)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Believe in Jesus to forgive our sins. (Acts 16:31)
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
Confess our sins. (1 John 1:9)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
This is one of those passages of scripture that is also so great to memorize. These verses lay out perfectly how to become a Christ follower, how to be saved. Jesus Christ is for anyone who believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth. There is no discrimination for anyone. We are His creation who He longs to redeem.
What a powerful 5 verses, especially verse 13, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!" Let's proclaim the love of Christ to everyone we come in contact with. His gift of salvation is free; we only need to have faith in Him. So simple...don't make the gospel complicated, He doesn't. He loves us so much. He does everything He can to bring us back to Him.
Will you call on the name of the Lord today and ....
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