Have you heard this wonderful news?
There is a gift more glorious than any other!
It is the gift of eternal life in Heaven!
How could something that is beyond value be free?
It was not free to Jesus. But He paid the price for us, and it's free now to anyone who wants it.
Jesus loves you, and longs for you to love Him.
If you really think about it, isn't that amazing!
Think for a moment about a person you love with all your heart.
God the Heavenly Father loves you with a love far greater than that! He doesn't want robots, He wants children. So He gave everyone a free choice.
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.
The Heartbreak of Being Lost:
The Bible says that every person is a sinner and separated from God.
I John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God ...
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
How To Find the Way Home:
The Bible says that because God sent His only Son to pay the penalty for our sins, we can be saved.
I Corinthians 15:3,4
Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures... He was buried, and He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us...
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Opening the door to Jesus:
The Bible says that we have to make a choice. If we don't choose to be saved, we will not go to Heaven. Not choosing IS choosing.
... believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
I John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The Gift Of Eternal Life:
The Bible says that those who trust in Jesus and believe He can give them salvation, are forgiven and fully accepted as children of God.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus...
I Peter 5:4
And when the chief Shepherd (Jesus) shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
If you want to be born again, gathered into the merciful arms of God, and saved from hell, pray to God something like this, with honest sincerity.
"Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I am a sinner. I want to be your child.
I believe that the only way I can ever become your child is through your Son, Jesus Christ. I believe and accept that Christ died on the cross for my sins, and you raised Him from the dead. That He is coming again to bring Your children to Heaven.
I am ready to turn away from my sins. Help me to live a new life of love and obedience to you. This I pray in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen."
And if you have prayed this, and meant it, you can be certain that Jesus came into your spirit and your life, and you have become a child of God!
This is what it means to become a born-again Christian. Now you are as a newborn baby in the family of God. God will stay there with you, to comfort you, guide you, and love you for the rest of your earthly life, and all through eternity! You will find that you want to please Him, to make Him happy. And, through His word, the Bible, you can find out how. If you ask Him to show you what you need to learn, He will work through the verses that you read, and work in your spirit to help you learn, and grow, as a child of God. A child of the most high King. As soon as you can, seek out the fellowship of like-minded Christians. Worshipping together is nourishment to your spirit. And I pray that God will continue to bless you, and you will continue to follow Him!