Jesus ForgivenessQUESTION: How can I receive Jesus' forgiveness?
To receive Jesus’ forgiveness, the first step is to believe and repent. Once we believe in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross, all we need to do is accept His forgiveness. Through a prayerful confession of faith, we tell the Lord that we acknowledge our sin and accept the gift of eternal life.
“For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Jesus’ Forgiveness - Sample Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, I confess I am a sinner. I thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I now accept the gift of eternal life and acknowledge you as my Lord and Savior. Take control of my life. Thank you for giving me new life, amen.
Jesus’ Forgiveness – Biblical Promises
As believers, we experience Jesus’ forgiveness. The faith journey of becoming like Christ is a life-long process. The good news is that the same grace that saved us, will also sustain us.
- One of the most encouraging promises in the Bible teaches us that Jesus is always ready to forgive us. “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong” (1 John 1:9).
- Christians have a need to keep their hearts in alignment with God’s ways. We do this by examining our motives, our thoughts, and our attitude. “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).
- We receive Jesus’ forgiveness, because He paid the price for our sins. The definition for forgiveness is to absolve from payment of a debt. The only way to be forgiven is through Jesus. “For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message that God gave to the world at the proper time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Ransom is defined as the payment demanded for release. We owed a debt called sin. Jesus paid the ransom that demands our release from paying that debt of sin. Our freedom was bought and paid for through Jesus, whereby; we are forgiven of that debt. He is the source of forgiveness from start to finish.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? - We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus
Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus
I still have questions