DO YOU KNOW…GOD???

We ALL have a place deep inside of us that is made for a relationship with GOD…We ALL may try hard to fill up that place with something else but we will NEVER be satisfied…That deep hidden part in our heart will remain restless until it finds its HOME with GOD…But, there is a problem…A barrier exists between GOD and humankind…It’s called sin…a word that refers to all the ways we fall short of GOD’s design for humanity…

When the first humans rebelled against GOD, sin became a part of the human condition which has been passed down from ancestor to ancestor all the way down to us today…

In the Bible, Romans 3:23 says, “Everyone has sinned; we ALL fall short of God’s glorious standard.” And in Romans 6:23, we learn “the wages of sin is death.”

In other words, ALL people need to be brought “back from the dead” spiritually. But there is nothing we can do to remove this barrier of death on our own…No amount of good deeds on our part can change our eternal status…

GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU…

In His kindness and mercy, He sustains us…blessing us even when we don’t know it…But, if we don’t seek Him and His ways, or if we choose to reject Him, our spiritual deaths will be permanent…We will live apart from GOD and His goodness in eternity after we physically die…The Bible tells us that eternal life apart from GOD is to live in darkness, with no hope, no joy, and no love, forever…

GOD LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE HAS A RESCUE PLAN…

GOD does not want anyone to experience permanent death…(2 Peter 3:9)…He loves us so much that He devised a plan to free us from the grasp of sin and provide forgiveness for all time

The Bible says in John 3:16, “GOD loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Before time began, GOD has existed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…There is no division between these three Persons…though it is difficult for us to understand, they are one GOD…

Jesus Christ is God’s Son, and He is also God…

Who when the Bible says, “God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son,” we see that GOD really gave Himself…

JESUS IS GOD’S RESCUE PLAN…

Because humanity failed to live according to GOD’s standard and had fallen into spiritual death, Jesus humbled Himself and came to earth to live as a man…He lived a sinless life and performed many miracles…but the world rejected Him and crucified Him on a cross…He died on that cross and was buried in a tomb, but three days later, He rose from the grave…

What the world did not realize was that Jesus dying on the cross was the plan all along…That through His death and resurrection, He removed the barrier between humankind and GOD…because He was also GOD, Jesus conquered sin and death on our behalf so we could truly live...

GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU…

Jesus’ victory on the cross was for ALL of us…He offers salvation from sin and death as a gift, but He asks that we give Him our lives in return…How can we do this? By believing in Him, turning from our sins and asking Him to be the Lord and guide of our lives…

The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved.”

GOD loves you more than anyone else ever has or ever could…In giving your life to Him, you invite His love into every aspect of who you are..His love is transforming, and His forgiveness is complete…GOD will transform you and make you a new person in Him…You will find the joy filled life you have always longed to have…

GOD SAYS COME AS YOU ARE…

You don’t need to clean yourself up first before you can become a follower of Jesus…YOU CAN TAKE THE FIRST STEP RIGHT NOW…

Open your heart to GOD and receive Him…He is ready to receive YOU…

You can pray the following prayer or use your own words…

 

HEAVENLY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR JESUS.

I repent of my sins and turn to You.I give you my life. Come live in me. Change me, cleanse me, make me the person You want me to be.I receive You, Jesus, as my personal Lord and Savior…

In Jesus’ name…Amen…!!!