God's Intentions for you: Peace and Everlasting Life
loves you and wants you to enjoy peace and life, today and
eternally. God doesn't hate you, but He hates sin. He loved
you before you were born. He knew you'd need a Saviour and
sent His only Son Jesus to die in your place. Christ, who was
without sin became a sin sacrifice for you.
The Word of God says...
"For God so loved the
world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes
in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John
"Being therefore justified
by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;" Romans
"But God commends his
own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us." Romans 5:8
...So why don't most of
us have this peace and life that God intended for us?
dilemma: We are separated from God
Sin separates us from
God, plain and simple. God created man in His image and gave
man freedom of choice. The Lord gave us a choice to obey Him
and love Him. Or disobey God and go it alone, loving sin and
ultimately being separated from our Creator.
The Word of God says...
"For all have sinned,
and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"But your sins have separated
between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face
from you, so that He will not hear." Isaiah 59:2
Our attempt to end
the separation between God and us
Many people have tried
to bridge the chasm between themselves and God. Doing good
works or being a "good person" will not save you.
Only the sacrifice of the Messiah, Jesus, can atone for your
God's Word says...
is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads
to death." Proverbs
"For the wages of sin
is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
...Nothing will redeem
and unite us back to God...except Jesus Christ.
3. Only Jesus
can end our separation from God
sent his one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. Jesus
was crucified on the cross for your sin. Sin and death could
not hold Him and He rose from the grave. He paid the penalty
for sin so you didn't have to. He is the bridge between us
The Word of God says...
there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the
man Christ Jesus." 1
"Because Christ also
suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous,
that he might bring you to God; being put to death in the flesh,
but made alive in the Spirit;" 1 Peter 3:18
God has provided the
way. We have the freedom, now in this life, to make a choice.
4. Accepting God's Invitation: Receiving the Lord Jesus Christ
have a choice to serve sin or serve God. Sin leads to death,
eternal death. But if you put your trust in Jesus Christ
as Lord and Savior and make Him the Master, the Boss of your
life, you will live, forever.
I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and
opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine
with him, and he with me." Revelation
"But as many as received
him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children,
to those who believe in His name." John 1:12
"That if you will confess
with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans
What will you choose? Life
Jesus said to her, “I
am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will
still live, even if he dies. Whoever lives and believes in
me will never die. Do you believe this?” John
you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior right now?
Here is how you can receive
Jesus Christ and the free gift of Salvation:
Admit you are a sinner in need of a Savior.
2. Be willing to repent (change your mind about your sin).
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried and rose from
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and take control
of your life.
Receive Him as Lord, Savior and Mediator between you and God.
suggested prayer (try to use your own words from the heart):
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lord I know I have sinned
against you and stand in judgement. I need your forgiveness,
I need Jesus. I know Jesus can be my Savior. I repent and turn
from sin today. I turn back to You and ask You to come into
my life and be my Lord and my Savior. I put my trust and hope
in Jesus Christ and accept the free gift of salvation you have
provided in Him.
In the name of Jesus Christ
I pray, Amen
in the Lord!
If you prayed this prayer
and meant it with all your heart...
For, “Whoever will
call on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans
"For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is
the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast." Ephesians
If you received Christ
today, you are reborn into God's family through the Holy Spirit
who indwells every believer in Christ. Rejoice that your name
has been written in the Lamb's Book of Life!
Today is the beginning
of your new life in Christ. To strengthen your relationship
with Him you should:
Read your Bible everyday.
2. Talk to God in prayer everyday.
3. Tell others about Jesus Christ.
4. Find a church where Christ is preached and His Word is the authority.
5. Be baptized as Christ commanded.
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