Here is the Good News…. God loves You! He really does!
Jesus said, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”
The problem is that . . .
- All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says “The wages of sin is death.”
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
- God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. The Bible says “God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life — of living with Him forever in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.”
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. The Bible says “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.”
You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
- If you want to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always.”
Did you pray this prayer? Please drop me an email and let me know.
- To enjoy your new relationship with God:
Go to God in prayer daily (Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2).
Read God’s Word daily (Acts 17:11). I suggest you begin with the gospel of John.
Obey God moment by moment (John 14:21).
Witness for Christ by your life and words (Matthew 4:19; John 15:8).
Trust God for every detail of your life (1 Peter 5:7).
Hand over control to the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to empower your daily life and witness (Galatians 5:16–17, Acts 1:8).
And finally . . . find a good church and get involved there. God’s Word tells us not to forsake “the assembling of ourselves together ” (Hebrews 10:25). Several logs burn brightly together, but put one aside on the cold hearth and the fire goes out. So it is with your relationship with other Christians. If you do not belong to a church, do not wait to be invited. Take the initiative; call the pastor of a nearby church where Christ is honored
and His Word is preached. Start this week, and make plans to attend regularly.