What Must I Do To Be Saved?




    The Bible teaches us in Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."


    All men have a common need and that is to be saved from our sin.  Romans 5: 12 says "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."


    All of us have sinned.  All of us have come short of the glory of God. All of us have missed the mark of a perfect sinless life.  Because Adam sinned in the garden of Eden, we have all been born into sin.  We have a sinful nature.  Sin has dominion over us.  We are all born with the need to be restored to fellowship with God who created us.  The Bible teaches that sin brings a payday and that payday is death and eternal separation from God that created us.  Romans 6: 23 "But the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  You may be asking yourself at this point: What must I do to be saved?  How can I be sure to have the gift of God, this eternal life instead of death and separation from God?  How can I be set free from my sin?


Acts 16: 30-31 says, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy house."


    At midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God with their feet fast in stocks and suddenly God sent and earthquake and the foundation of the prisons were shaken and the doors of the prison were opened and all the prisoners went free.  The jailer, frightened, would have killed himself but at the assurance of Paul instead fell down and asked, Sirs, "What must I do to be saved?"  He did not ask Paul what he could do or even what God could do.  He asked, What Must I Do?


    My friend, you must do what Paul told the Philippian jailer.




    His promise was "THOU SHALT BE SAVED AND THY HOUSE."  Your part is to believe on Jesus.  God's part is to save you.


    John 3:16  "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."


    Acts 2:21 "And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."  WHOSOEVER, my friend includes you.  Call upon Jesus today.  Be saved from sin.  Be saved from death.  Receive eternal life with Jesus Christ our Lord.  He loves you.  Go to Him just the way you are.


    John 6:37  "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and HIM THAT COMETH TO ME I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT.