--We are all sinners
Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
--The results of our sin is hell
Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death..."
--So God, because of His love for us, sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins
Romans 5:8 says "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
--To receive Jesus' sacrifice for our sins we must not only believe in God, but ask Him to save us from our sins (that makes Him SAVIOR) and then rule and reign in and over our lives (that makes Him LORD).
Romans 10:9-10 says: "If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."
--God's gift to us is saving us if we ask Him to.
Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
--When should I be saved? NOW! Right now! You never know when you might die or be killed. And after that, it's too late to be saved, and you will go to hell forever and ever.
Hebrews 3:7 says "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts..." Also, II Corinthians 6:2 says "I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation."
--Is there anyone else or any other way to be saved? NO. Since God created us, it stands to reason that only God can save us from our sins. And God has chosen Jesus as the way to do this.
Acts 4:12 says "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."
Jesus said "Here I am! I stand at the door (of your heart) and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." Revelation 3:20.
In other words, Jesus WILL save you if you let Him into your heart and life.
Will you ask Jesus into your heart today?
Here is a suggested prayer:
Dear God: I realize that I'm a sinner and I can't save myself. I believe you sent your Son Jesus to die on the cross to take the penalty for my sins. I ask Jesus now to come into my life and save my soul, and guide and direct my life from this point on as my Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
If you’ve prayed this prayer from a sincere heart and trusted Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins, then please let us know. In fact, tell everyone you meet.
We would love to here what has happened in your life, and help you to grow in your relationship with God.