How can I have a personal relationship with God?

“...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)


We cannot get to heaven by good works - It is the grace of God that saves us - salvation is a free gift from God to you

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)


You can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

1. Acknowledge you are a sinner. You're not alone. The bible says:
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)
“If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10)

2. Be willing to change your ways and turn from sin (repent).
Jesus said: “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:5)
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” (Acts 17:30)

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour & Lord.
It doesn't matter who you are. He loves you and will make you the person he created you to be.


For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
For there is no distinction between the Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
(Romans 10:10-13)


What do I pray?

“Dear God,
I am a sinner and need forgiveness.
I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin and He rose again to life for me.
I am willing to turn from sin.
I now invite Jesus to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour and Lord. Thank You for forgiving me.
Show me the meaning of love and forgiveness. Take control of my life. Make me the person You created me to be. Amen.”

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)

Congratulations dear friend, Praise the Lord and welcome to your eternal family of believers. Please feel free to write to us at Challenge if you have received the Lord as your Saviour or if you are unsure about this and you would like more information. We would love to hear from you and pray for you.
The Lord says:

“for I the Lord your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you'.” (Isaiah 41:13)


If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian:


1. Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)


2. Talk to God in prayer every day.

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)


3. Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Jesus Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19)
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)


4. Tell others the Goodnews of Jesus Christ.

And he said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)