*God is the Creator. God created everything, including you; therefore He knows what is best for you. Colossians 1:16, Psalm 139
*God is Holy. He cannot “wink” at sin. If He did not judge sin as evil, then He would not be a holy God. Isaiah 5:16
*God is Love. He loves you & wants the best for you. Ephesians 5:2; John 3:16
Acknowledge You Have a Sin Problem.
*We all have sinned and we cannot fix it on our own. Romans 3:10, 23
*Sin is thinking and acting as the boss of ourselves, against God. It is missing the mark, like when you shoot an arrow and miss the bull’s eye. No matter how hard we try, we cannot be perfect and holy as God is. Since Adam sinned we have all sinned just as he did, being sinners by nature and by choice. Romans 5:12, 3:23, Isaiah 53:6
*Because God is holy, sin separates us from Him. “Death” in the Bible means both physical separation of the soul from body and spiritual separation of the soul from God. We have earned death because of our sin and rebellion. Romans 6:23, Isaiah 59:2
*As enemies of God, we cannot make things right by doing “good” things. Isaiah 64:6
Believe God Sent Jesus to Pay the Penalty for Your Sin on Your Behalf.
*Despite your sin, there is hope. As your Creator, God can fix your sin problem. He can give you forgiveness, new life, and hope. Romans 8:3-4, 1 Peter 1:18-19
*Because God created you, your life’s purpose is relationship with Him. Ephesians 2:10
*Because God loves you, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to pay the penalty, dying in your place, for your sin, so you would not have to. Death could not defeat Jesus, and three days later, He arose physically to live forever. He offers you spiritual and eternal life, as well. Romans 5:8, 6:4
*If you agree with God (confess) about your sinfulness, and trust His offer of forgiveness through Jesus, He will forgive your sin, restoring your relationship with God. Romans 10:9-10, 1 John 1:9-10
*You can have new life. Through the Holy Spirit, He gives you His very Life. He will lead you into all truth and give you power over sin. 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 5:16
*You have eternal life. You will live with God forever. John 3:16. He will never leave you. Hebrews 13:5.
Trust in Christ as Your Savior.
To accept Jesus’s free gift of salvation, turn from your sin to believe Jesus is God in the flesh, who died in your place for your sin, and rose again to life. Receive His gift of salvation by trusting Him as Savior. Then you will experience peace with God and become His child. Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12. To talk with God you might say: Jesus, I am a sinner and I cannot fix my sin problem. Thank you for coming to earth as God in the flesh and paying the penalty for my sin. I believe you arose from the dead. I trust you to forgive my sin, live in my life, and give me the sure hope of heaven. Amen.
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