What Jesus Said
God's Huge Gift
(1) Adoption “But to all who believed him [Jesus] and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn” John 1:12-13 (book of John in the Bible, chapter 1, verses 12-13)
- How did Jesus say one can become a child of God?
(2) Help “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he [God] will give you everything you need.” Luke 12:31
- How did Jesus say one can receive God's help?
(3) Forgiveness “There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.” Luke 24:47
- How did Jesus say one can be forgiven for what they have done?
(4) Heaven “anyone who believes in God’s Son [Jesus] has eternal life.” John 3:36
- How did Jesus say one can live forever in heaven?
Our Problem & God's Solution
(1) Our Problem “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.” Isaiah 59:2
- "Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it." James 4:17
(2) God's Solution “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done.” Ephesians 2:8-9
(3) Why Jesus Died “[Jesus] Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.” 1 Peter 3:18
How to Receive God's Huge Gift
(1) TRUST Jesus' Death Saves You “People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.” Romans 3:25
- How are people made right with God?
- "Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.” Galatians 2:16
- What happens when one "believes (has faith) in Jesus Christ?
(2) TURN from Your Sins “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts 3:19
- How can you get your sins wiped away?
(3) COMMIT to Live to Follow & Serve Jesus “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” Mark 8:35
- How will you save your life?
- "give up your life" means instead of living to follow & serve yourself you live to follow & serve Jesus (this is what it means to make Jesus your Lord).
(4) TELL God “I rely only on what Jesus has done on the cross rather than on my good works to save me. I repent and will live to follow and serve Jesus. Thank you for your adoption, help, forgiveness, and heaven”. Reread the above passages to see what has now changed!
- Does this prayer make sense to you?
- Would you like to tell God this and become a follower of Jesus and thereby receive His adoption, help, forgiveness, and heaven?
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