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Easter Service (2012)

Mike Connell

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I'm going to ask, for everyone to just stand up, and each of the people that put their hands up, would you like to make your way down to the front and make a row just facing me. I'd love to pray with you and bless you, and lead you in a simple prayer to receive Jesus. It'll only take a couple of moments, but it's a step of faith, so you've made the decision in your heart, now you just put action to it.

It's quite a difficult thing to do that, but I know when you do that, God also responds to you; so let's just rise together shall we, and those people who put their hands up, I'd like you to make your way to the front, just stand here in front of me. Just close your eyes now. This is a great decision you're making. It's a decision just to acknowledge that your life is going bad. It's a decision to acknowledge Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and He wants to change me, He wants to help me, He loves me. You know there's greater love than no one can show than they lay their life down and Jesus loves you, so no matter what you've done, no matter what you're ashamed of, no matter where you've come from, no matter what your past, I can assure you He loves you unconditionally and He accepts you. You don't have to do anything really except just to believe in His love and what He's done for you, so what we'll do is we're going to lead you in a prayer. Prayer is just talking to God and as you talk to God listen to the words I pray and make them your words. Speak them to God and He will hear you.

Church, I'd like you also to just follow me in the sinner's prayer, so let's pray together now. Father in heaven, I come to you in Jesus' name. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, and to rise again from the dead. Lord, I have sinned. I've gone my own way, but today I turn to you. Jesus, I receive you as my saviour. Please forgive all of my sins and failures, and give me a fresh start. I receive your spirit into my heart. I receive you as my saviour and I give you my life today. Before heaven and earth I declare Jesus Christ is my saviour and Lord and my friend forever. Amen.