God loves you and has a good plan for you
God created you. Not only that, he loves you so much that he wants you to know him now and spend eternity with him. He wants you and Him to have a personal relationship. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Jesus came so that each of us could know and understand God in a personal way. Jesus alone can bring meaning and purpose to life.
All of us sin and our sin has separated us from God.
Sin separates us from the God. The Bible tells us that “All of us like sheep have gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way.”
Deep down, our attitude may be one of active rebellion or passive indifference toward God and his ways, but it’s all evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
The result of sin in our lives is death which is spiritual separation from God. Romans 3:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. We may try to get close to God through our own effort, we inevitably fail.
There is a distance, a gap between us and God.
Our sin is known by God and stands as a barrier between us and God. Further, the Bible says that the penalty for sin is death. We would be eternally separated from God.
Except…for what God did for us.
So, how can we have a relationship with God? …
Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sin for us.
Jesus Christ took all of our sins–knowing everything we have ever done or will do–suffered and paid for them with his life on the cross. Jesus died for us, in our place. He did this out of his tremendous love for us.
“…he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, our sin doesn’t have to separate us from God any longer.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus is “the image of the invisible God…by him all things were created.”
Jesus not only died for our sin, he rose from the dead. When he did, he proved beyond doubt that he can rightfully promise eternal life — that he is the Son of God and the only means by which we can know God. That is why Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one can come to the Father except through me.”8
Instead of trying harder to reach God, he tells us how we can begin a relationship with him right now. Jesus says, “Come to me.” “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me… out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” It was Jesus’ love for us that caused him to endure the cross. And he now invites us to come to him, that we might begin a personal relationship with God.
Just knowing what Jesus has done for us and what he is offering us is not enough. To have a relationship with God, we need to welcome him into our life…
Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
The Bible says, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”10
We accept Jesus by faith. The Bible says, “God saved you by his special favour when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”11
Accepting Jesus means believing that Jesus is the Son of God, who he claimed to be, then inviting him to guide and direct our lives.12 Jesus said, “I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.”13
And here is Jesus’ invitation. He said, “I’m standing at the door and I’m knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.”14
How will you respond to God’s invitation?
Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
You can receive Christ right now. Remember that Jesus says, “I’m standing at the door and I’m knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” Would you like to respond to his invitation? say the prayer below
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself only. I am sorry, and I repent I ask you to forgive me.
I believe that you died on the cross to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life; I give it to you. From this day forward, help me to live every day for you and in a way that pleases you
I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.
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