What Must I Do to Be Saved?
June 1, 2002 - Paul and Silas had been preaching, and they were thrown into prison. When they were in prison, they didn't moan and groan and scream at the jailer. They sang hymns; they prayed and praised the Lord God.
by Billy Graham
Then about midnight an earthquake shook the foundation of the prison. The jailer was frightened because he thought that the prisoners were all going to escape and he knew that the Romans held him responsible for those prisoners. But Paul and Silas said, "We're not going to escape."(1)
The jailer asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"(2) He was under conviction. He had heard the Gospel from them in song and in word.
They told him, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."(3) And the Bible says that "they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway."(4)
In that moment that jailer found Christ. It didn't take all night. It didn't take a few hours. He found Christ immediately, and all his household, and they were baptized. He entered the Kingdom of God. That jailer knew that he would be in heaven.
How can you find Jesus Christ as your Savior? Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for your sins. He rose again. He is alive now. He calls you, and He loves you. He is willing to forgive you. He is willing to change you. He is willing to make you a new person.
What do you have to do? Three things: First, repent of your sins. To repent means to change your way of living. God will help you to do that. Second, believe. That means to put your full confidence and trust in Christ. Make your total commitment to Him. Third, be willing to follow Christ. Serve Him no matter what the cost.
I have seen people in all parts of the world receive Christ. And I am asking you to do that too.