The Gospel: Now what?

You've prayed the prayer. But you don't "feel" any different. That's okay. Your salvation isn't dependent on your feelings, but on God's promises as revealed in the Bible. You're probably wondering how you're ever going to be able to "clean up your act" and live the Christian life. More good news: you don't have to!

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Ephesians 1:13

When you ask Jesus for forgiveness, God sends his Holy Spirit to live inside you. He is your guarantee that once you're saved, you can never lose it.

For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13

The Spirit will enable you to understand and obey God's plan for your life as revealed in the Bible. Your part is to listen to the Spirit's leading and allow God to change you into the person He wants you to be. This is not an instant lesson -- it takes most people the rest of their lives to really learn it. But God will never leave you, and through His Spirit will accomplish His purpose for you no matter how long it takes.

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Phillippians 1:6

If you've prayed for God's salvation through Jesus Christ, we'd like to send you some free materials that will help you begin your Christian walk. If you don't have a Bible, we'd be happy to send you one at no charge. You can contact us at 704-752-1532, or drop us a note at [email protected]. Congratulations -- and welcome to the family of God!