The Beginning of New Life in Christ

Steve Petroelje

READ: Romans 10:9-15

Savior, thank you for those who have shared the good news with me. Help me to respond to it in a way that brings new life for myself and many others. Amen.

Starting over is possible because of God’s grace. God’s grace enables us to begin a new life in Jesus Christ. We may not get our job back or our marriage restored. However, we can gain a restored relationship with God.

God makes that possible through the gift of Jesus Christ, the one who came to “seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). This salvation is available through repentance and faith. We must tell God we are sorry for our sin and place our trust in Jesus to forgive us.

If we confess and believe, the Bible doesn’t say we might be saved or we could be saved. It says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom. 10:13).

Have you confessed your sin to God and asked him to forgive you? Have you trusted in Jesus Christ as your Savior? Empowered by the Holy Spirit, are you striving to live in a way that shows him to be the Lord of your life?

Through Christ, the lost are found, those dead in sin are granted eternal life, and the perishing are saved. This is the new beginning everyone needs! Have you experienced the beginning of new life in Christ? Are you sharing the good news with others who desperately need to hear it?

PRAYER
Savior, thank you for those who have shared the good news with me. Help me to respond to it in a way that brings new life for myself and many others. Amen.