In a world that’s full of negative news, we want to share the greatest news of all.
God had a plan when He created the world in which we live. He also had a plan when He made you. The most wonderful experience that can happen to you is to discover and participate in God’plan for your Life.
This Great Discovery begins when you realize God loves you and has a plan for your life.
God Loves you! “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” –John 3:16
God has a plan for your Life! “I am come that you might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (i.e.a life full of meaning and purpose). –John 10:10B
The Bible demonstrates the fact that God loves you and wants you to enjoy the abundant life… but why are most people not experiencing God’s love and living the abundant life?
Because… Man is a sinner and Sin has separated him from God “Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
God did not make man as a puppet on a string to love and obey Him
automatically; but gave him a will and freedom of choice. Man chose to disobey God and go his own self-willed, sinful way. Everyone of
us, you and me included, has chosen to disobey God in many ways.
“For there is not a just man upon the earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” — Eccles. 7:20
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” –Romans 3:23
Sin is missing the mark of perfection; a falling short of God’s plan for your life and results in spiritual death.
“For the wages of sin is death…”(separation from God-in Hell) –Romans 6:23A
Man’s self efforts cannot repair the damage created by sin. Man has attempted to bridge that gulf which separates himself from God by
doing good works… living moral lives… devising profound philosophies… even being religious… but he has always failed.
“Not by works of righteousness which ye have done…”Titus 3:5A
There is only one remedy for the problem of Sin and Separation
Jesus Christ crucified is God’s remedy for sin
“For Christ also hath suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…” I Peter 3:18A
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid for all our sins and bridged the gulf that separated us from God. (like a bridge across a canyon, Jesus is the only way to God and heaven)
God’s love is greater than man’s sin “But God commendeth (proved) His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”–Romans 5:8
Jesus died a humiliating, agonizing death, but He didn’t remain in the grave. He
rose again that we might have a personal relationship with God. The gulf created by our sin has been bridged by Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.
“That if you confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9
It is not enough to discover that God loves you and has a plan for your life… that man is a sinner… and Christ is God’s remedy for sin…
You must personally receive Christ as your Lord and Savior
Receiving Christ is as simple as taking these for steps:
1. Realize your sin has separated you from God
2. Be willing to turn from your sin to God (this is called repentance)
3. Believe that Jesus died for your sins and he rose in victory over death.
4. Invite Jesus Christ to take control of your life
Trusting Christ is more than mentally recognizing Him as the Son of God or
having emotional experience. You must receive His as your Lord and Savior by faith.
The Bible says… “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.” John 1:12
Christ’s invitation: “Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to Him…” Rev. 3:20
If the following prayer expressed the desire of your heart you can pray and Jesus Christ will come into your life as He promised.
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. I
now invite you into my life as Lord and Savior. Take control of my life and make me what you want me to be. Amen.
“He that believeth on the Son, hath everlasting life: and he that believeth no on the son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him.” — John 3:36
If you just prayed this prayer and believed on the Son (Jesus) you now have everlasting life.
We would love to hear about your decision to trust Christ Please contact our Pastor by calling 203-288-4871 or e- mail a message to us.
Trusting Christ is the most important decision that a person can make, the Bible says that the angels rejoice when a sinner repents and turns to Christ. It is our prayer that you would continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.