Oakland Baptist Church Fort Walton Beach

118 Wright Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Tel: 850-243-8722

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  • Sunday Worship Service - 11:00AM
  • Sunday School All Ages - 9:30AM
  • Wednesday Night Service - 6:00PM
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Admit Your Sin

First, you must admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says, "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

It is our sin that separates us from God and from fulfilling our deepest needs and longings. Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty. According to Romans 6:23, "The wages of sin is death [eternal separation from the love and mercy of God]."

Abandon Your Efforts

Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus' death would have been unnecessary!

Even "getting religion" cannot get you to heaven. The Bible says it is "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His [God's] mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5). Salvation is by God's grace, "not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Acknowledge Christ's Payment

What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). He died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to prove that His payment was acceptable to God. But you must acknowledge and believe this fact. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved" (Acts 16:31).

Accept Christ as Your Savior

Salvation is God's gift to you. "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). When someone offers you a priceless gift, the wisest thing you can do is accept it! This very moment, you can receive Christ's gift of salvation by sincerely praying this simple prayer from your heart:

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, who died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe God raised You from the dead. I now turn from my sin and, by faith, receive You as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart, forgive my sins, and save me, Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray, Amen.

Friend, if you have not yet made a decision for Christ, I urge you to receive Him today. You'll be eternally glad to know the love worth finding!                                           - Love Worth Finding Ministries of the Late Dr. Adrian Rogers.

 

 


 

WHAT NOW?

Accepting Christ is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with God! Get to know Him better in a number of ways:

  • Follow Christ's example in baptism.
  • Join a church where you can worship God and grow in your faith.
  • In your church, get involved in Sunday School and Bible study.
  • Begin a daily personal worship experience with God where you study the Bible and pray.

We'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to ask us any questions you have about becoming a Christian, or tell us about your decision to follow Jesus Christ. Please let us know how we can serve you by sending us an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it