What must I do to be saved?

Let the Bible answer that question.
Here is how the disciple Peter answered the crowd on the Day of Pentecost:

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him.” 
Acts 2:38-39  RSV



To learn more, we can follow the Romans

I.  Romans 3:10     As it is written:  “None is righteous, no, not one.”
II.  Romans 3:23     …since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
III.  Romans 5:8     But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
IV.  Romans 5:12     Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned –
V.  Romans 6:23     For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
VI.  Romans 10:9-10     …because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
VII.  Romans 10:13     For, everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

But why would God want to save a person like me?

In a nutshell:

DoveFor God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
John 3:16-17

So what do I have to do to earn my salvation?

You can’t earn it.  It is a gift.  That is the best news - Jesus paid the price for you!


For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God – not because of works lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:8-10

Shouldn’t I pray, or something, now?

Yes.  Time is of the essence.  None of us is promised tomorrow.  First Corinthians 6:2 says:

“…Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

If you desire to have a relationship with Jesus, say this little Prayer of Faith right now:

Dear Father God, I confess that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus died for my sin and rose from the dead.  Please forgive me for His sake.  In faith, I trust in Jesus as my only Savior and Lord, even as I turn away from sin.  I thank You God, for Your free gift of salvation that You have given me by grace.  With that same grace, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to daily follow and obey Jesus as the Lord and leader of my life.  Thank You God, for loving me, and giving me new life in Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Thank You Lord, for sending the Holy Spirit to ignite the spark of faith in my heart that I need so desperately.  Lord, help me now grow in Christian faith, hope, and love.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

Okay, what next?


For starters, you can contact us and request more information or ask for an appointment to speak with Pastor.  He can suggest the most appropriate learning opportunity for you at this time.  You have just taken the first steps on the most important journey in your life.  In general, here are the next steps to take:

1.  Talk to God in prayer every day.  Don’t worry about perfection; have a conversation!  See “Let us Pray….”
2.  Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.  Start with the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
3.  Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.*
4.  Attend Bible Studies and Sunday school often; make them a part of your life and normal routine!
5.  Tell others about Christ.  Invite others to attend church and Sunday school with you.

You are cordially invited to attend Redeemer Lutheran Church, where Christ Jesus is preached and taught.