Become a Christian

​Perhaps you have visited this website to learn more about First Baptist Nashville, or maybe you’re looking for a church home. Maybe you feel a stirring in your heart to know the God of the universe and His Son, Jesus. 

If you would like to accept Christ as your Savior, you can do that right now. Below is information on what it means to accept Christ, why you need a Savior and how to invite Christ into your heart. 

If you pray this prayer, we would love to talk to you. You are encouraged to call us at 615.664.6000 and speak to a minister about your decision.

Everyone is born a sinner. 

Romans 3:23 reveals that "... all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ...” 

Sin separates you from God. Because God loves you, He does not want you to be separated from Him. 

God sent a way for each person to be brought back into His fellowship: Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23 says, "... for the wages (or payment) of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord ... “

Although people should die for their sins, God, in His love, sent His own son, Jesus, to take their place. God allowed Jesus’ death to be payment for the sins of those who accept His Son as their Savior. 

Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is God’s only provision for sin. 

You cannot work hard enough. You cannot give enough. 

What you cannot do in your strength, God did for you in Jesus. 

So how do you become a Christian? 

To accept this gift, you must pray to God, admit you are a sinner and turn away from your sins. You must then ask Jesus to come into your life, forgive your sins and cleanse your heart. 

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

If you would like to accept God’s free gift of mercy and have eternal life, simply pray this prayer: 

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I need Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and I want to turn from my sins. I invite You to come into my heart and into my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer and would like to talk to someone about it, please call First Baptist Nashville at 615.664.6000 or email the church office directly to speak to one of our ministers to help guide you through your new journey.