Every person yearns for two important things. They want to be loved. They want to love. But when
the pressures of life grow heavy, many give up any hope of ever finding love.
One of the best known verses in the bible, John 3:16, tells us "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. Jesus also tess us in
John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
But, there is a problem. The problem is that people are sinful and separated from God. Everyone has done, thought,
or said things that the Bible calls "sin." No one is immuned from sin. Romans 2:23 says, "for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." And the result of sin is death. This death is not a physical death, but a spiritual
separation from God.
But, there is good news! God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins! Jesus took our place and died on the
cross as a perfect sacrifice, and payment, for humanity's sins. This made the way for each and every one of us to
have a restored relationship with God. God loved us even while we were sinners (Romans 5:8). But, Jesus did not
stay dead in the grave. He rose again on the third day and still lives even today! Jesus is the only way to God. That
is why Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6)
You can receive God's forgiveness today. You cannot earn this gift of salvation. We are only saved by God'sgrace
when we have faith in Jesus Christ. To accept this free gift of forgiveness and salvation:
1. believe you are a sinner
2. that Christ died for your sins
3. ask His forgiveness
This free gift, Salvation, is God's gift to you. You receive this gift through faith in Jesus Christ. "The gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). You can receive God's gift of salvation and start your new life with Him right now. All you have to do is sincerely pray a simple prayer like this from your heart:
"Holy God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. I believe
that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that He died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe God
raised You from the dead. Lord, I turn from my sins and, by faith, receive You into my life as my
personal Lord and Savior. Jesus, come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and save me. In Your
holy name I pray. Amen."
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