· Coming to Christ ·
· Humility, Converting, Rest for the weary heart, Grace for the power to accomplish for God, Repentance, forsaking, returning for salvation, pardon of sin, mercy for the underserved, confession, forgiveness, remission of sins, belief, believe, trusting, faith.
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1. Come Humbly
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
2. Come Repenting
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
3. Come Confessing
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
4. Come Believing
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
5. Come Now!
2 Cor 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
There is not a formula which shows how to come to Christ. God looks on the heart and decides who is saved. These points plus a few more seem to ready the heart for salvation.
For instance, a person cannot come humbly unless he has already believed or confessed or repented to some degree. The same can be said for the others.
We like to preach on these precepts and let God use what was said to convert the hearts.