How to Become a Christian
A Christian is a follower of Christ.
A Christian has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, tries to obey Him in all things, and draws on His strength to help with problems. God made us for Himself and our souls are restless until they find rest in Him. Only God can fill the void in our life.
God loves you.
Because of God's love for all persons, He desires you to have unbroken fellowship with Him. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4,5)
You are a sinner.
All persons are sinners in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your own way and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God. (Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:10)
You cannot save yourself.
People often think that through their efforts, they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn't true. There is nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You cannot earn Salvation. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4,5)
God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to remove the sin.
The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God's only Son, removed the sin barrier between you and God. Jesus died for your sins, taking your punishment on Himself. God did for you, in Jesus Christ, what you could not do for yourself. (1 Peter 2:24; Romans 3:23)
You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
Faith is trusting in what Jesus Christ has done for you, rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance (genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin) (John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9,10)
Through Prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as your Saviour and Lord. Thank Him for entering your life. Commit yourself to live for Him.