How to Receive the Gift of Eternal Life
1. You need to be saved:

" For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death…" Romans 6:23

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

2. You cannot save yourself:

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." Titus 3:5

"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

3. Jesus has provided for your salvation:

" But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

" 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

4. You must once and for all accept Jesus for salvation:

" Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31

" For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

" 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

" Ye must be born again…that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:7,16

" He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:18

When a person hears the gospel, he comes to realize he is a sinner doomed for eternal hell. The knowledge of his sin produces a sorrow and a willingness to be saved. Then a sinner, lost and condemned, knowing from God’s word that Christ will save him, is led to trust Christ to save him by surrendering himself wholly into His hands.

If you have never trusted Him as your Savior, you can do so right now by simply believing what God says in His Word and praying to Him asking Him to forgive and cleanse you of your sin and asking Him to save you.

Once you have thus committed yourself to Christ, believing that He will do just as He promises, Christ takes over. You do not have to pray this way and make this commitment but once. The great transaction is done, once for all!


1. You can know now that you are saved. By faith simply accept God’s promises!
Romans 10:13; I John 5:13
2. Christ will always keep you saved.
Romans 8:35-39; John 10:27-28; 2 Timothy 1:12
3. When you, a child of God, sin, God will not forsake you, but will chasten you, as a father does a child.
Psalms 89:30-33; Hebrews 12:5-11; Hebrews 13:5
4. The Lord will reward you for faithful service.
Revelations 22:12; I Corinthians 3:11-15; II Corinthians 5:10


1. After we are saved, we are to serve our Savior.
Ephesians 2:10
2. The first act of service and obedience is to follow the command of baptism in a scriptural New Testament church.
Acts 2:41; Acts 8:36-39; Acts 10:47-48
3. We are to unite with and attend church faithfully.
Ephesians 3:21; Hebrews 10:25
4. We are to study.
I Peter 2:2; II Timothy 2:15; II Timothy 3:16-17
5. We are to pray.
John 14:13; Matthew 6:5-15
6. We are to witness to others.
Proverbs 11:30, John 1:30-42, James 5:19,20


Eastside Missionary Baptist Church
17 N. Oro Ave. Stockton, CA 95215
Phone: 209.463.7018