After receiving instruction in the faith, I should be baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, thus joining his Body, the Church. If I have already been baptized, I should confess my sins, seek the guidance of a minister, affirm the promises made at my baptism, and take my place as a member of the Church.
With God’s help, I can acknowledge and turn from my sins, receive the gift of God’s grace in Jesus Christ, and embrace the new life he freely gives me.
To have faith means that I believe the Gospel is the truth: that Jesus died for my sins, rose from the dead, and rules over my life. Therefore, I entrust myself to him as my Savior, and I obey him as my Lord.
To repent means that I have a change of heart, turning from sinfully serving myself to serving God as I follow Jesus Christ. I need God’s help to make this change.
Question 10: How should you respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ? As soon as I receive and believe the Gospel, I should repent of…
No. The Apostle Peter said of Jesus, “There is salvation in no one else.” (Acts 4:12) Jesus is the only one who can save me and reconcile me to God.
Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the Savior of the world. Fully divine, he took on our human nature, died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now rules as Lord and king over all creation.
Because he loves me, God saves me from sin and judgment, so that I may love and serve him for his glory.
God forgives my sins and reconciles me to himself through his Son Jesus Christ, whom he has given to the world as an undeserved gift of love. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”