Step 1: God's Purpose: Peace and Life God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life—abundant and eternal. The Bible says ... "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" —Romans 5:1 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." —John 3:16 "..., I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." —John 10:10 Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have? Step 2: The Problem: Our Separation God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God The Bible says ... "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" —Romans 3:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." —Romans 6:23 Our Attempts to Reach God People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God ... The Bible says ... "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." —Proverbs 14:12 "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." —Isaiah 59:2 No bridge reaches God ... except one. Step 3: God's Bridge: The Cross
Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people. The Bible says ... "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ." —1 Timothy 2:5 "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, ...." —1 Peter 3:18 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." —Romans 5:8 God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice. Step 4: Our Response: Receive Christ We must trust (depend on) Jesus Christ to be our Savior and receive Him by personal invitation. The Bible says ... "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, ..." —Revelation 3:20 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" —John 1:12 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." —Romans 10:9 Where are you? Will you receive Jesus Christ right now? Here is how you can receive Christ:
1. Admit your need (I am a sinner). 2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent). 3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave. 4. Through your prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come into your life and trust him to save you. When you do, you instantly become a Christian and have the assurance of eternal life.
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