God loves you and has a plan for your life!
Gods plan for you is to have eternal life and He makes this possible through His only Son, Jesus. One of the most popular verses in the Bible is John 3:16, “For 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.”
God offers each of us eternal life when we put our belief in Jesus. In fact in John 10:10, Jesus says that’s the reason he came to earth, “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
You are separated from God by your sin.
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” As we go through life we have all done or said wrong things, which God calls sin. Because of our sin we are hopelessly separated from God and unable to overcome the barrier. If we die in this state of separation, it becomes permanent. Romans 6:23 describes the separation this way, “The wages of sin is death.”
Jesus died for YOUR sins.
Jesus died on the cross to take your place and experience the punishment for your sins. He did this because he loves you. “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10
However, he did not remain dead! By his awesome power, Jesus came back to life! Because he is God, Jesus has power over life and death – “No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again.” John 10:18
You must receive God’s forgiveness.
Eternal Life cannot be earned, but it can be accepted because it’s a gift. To receive it you must to believe in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. This means admitting you’re a sinner, agreeing to follow Jesus’ teachings as your way of life, and accepting that because God loves you He’s completely forgiven you of all your sins. Turing your life over to Jesus Christ in this way will change your life now and forever. You’ll never be the same.
There is a simple prayer to pray to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savor. Pray this prayer…
“Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and trust you to forgive all of my sins. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn my life completely over to you, to do your will and guide me as I trust and follow you, my Lord and Savor. In Jesus’ name, amen”