What is Life's Most Important Question?
What do you do with this man Jesus?
Was he a good man?
Was he a Teacher?
Was he a Prophet?
Was he a Genius?
Was he a myth?
Was he a lunatic?
Was he a mad man?
Or was he who he claimed to be?
GOD and our SAVIOR!
Salvation is a simple as ... A. B. C. --
Don't make it complicated.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from
the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them
unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed
good in thy sight. Luke 10:21 (KJV)
We, new believers, are the babes that Jesus was talking
Don't become to too smart or wise and miss this truth.
A. All persons need salvation.
Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to
acknowledge God's authority over our lives. Everyone who does not
live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. Since
none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Romans 3:10-18).
The result of sin is spiritual death. (Ezekiel 18:4b). Spiritual death
means eternal separation from God. By God's perfect standard we
are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin,
which is separation from God. The Bible says, "But your iniquities
have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden
His face from you, so that He will not hear" (Isaiah 59:2).
B. Because God loves us, He offers us salvation.
Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation,
God wants to save us. Jesus Christ is the only answer to our sin
problem that separates us from God. Jesus' death on the cross
bridged the gap between God and people. The Bible says,
"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the
unrighteous, to bring you to God" (1 Peter 3:18a).
C. Come to Jesus for salvation.
The desire in your heart to be saved is the Holy Spirit offering you
forgiveness of your sin and the gift of eternal life. You can
receive a right relationship with God right now if you will:
- Admit your need for a Savior.
- Be willing to turn from your sins.
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross
and rose from
- Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come into
your life through
the Holy Spirit.
Pray a prayer similar to this:
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need your
forgiveness. I believe you died to forgive me of my sins.
I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into
my life. Thank You for forgiving me of my sin. Thank
You for giving me new life. From this day forward,
I will choose to follow you."
If you prayed this prayer, share your decision with a Christian friend, Sunday School teacher, pastor, or let us know by sending us an email. (link at bottom of this page) That we might rejoice with you and send you some helps to start you on your new life in Christ.
- Ask to be baptized as a public expression of your faith
- Get involved in a church so that you can grow deeper in your faith.
- Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.
- Talk to God in prayer every day.
- And tell others about what Jesus has done for you.
This was taken from Life and Work Directions:
for Young Adults a quarterly Sunday School publication of The
Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
So I love HIM for what HE did for me!
~~~ Because He FIRST loved me. :-) ~~~
We can never be good enough to earn our salvation
We never be bad enough to be denied his salvation
We must only to choose to accept or reject
what he has already done on the cross!
That is YOUR CHOICE today.
...behold, now is the accepted time; behold,
now is the day of salvation. 2 Cor 6:2 (KJV)
Putting off the decision doesn't work either. We are not
guaranteed another chance, in fact we are warned by Jesus,
himself, that it may never come.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich
man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What
shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said,
This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I
bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou
hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and
be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast
provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God. Luke 12:16-21 (KJV)
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