Step 1 – God so loved the world
Does God love me? The answer is in the Bible, God’s Word:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” — Jeremiah 31:3
God loves you, and He loves you with a love that you don’t know anything about, because there is no human love comparable to divine love. God loves you. He wants to forgive you. He wants to have fellowship with you.
“God is love.” — 1 John 4:16
It doesn’t make any difference how far you try to run from God. He loves you. His eye is on you. He sees you. God loves you, and the Bible says that God sent His Son from heaven to this earth for you. Jesus Christ came to this earth to take your sins upon a cross. God has a plan for your life.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’” — Jeremiah 29:11
God created us in His image, and you are important to God.
“Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered.” — Luke 12:7
Step 2 – That He gave His only Son
Who is Jesus? What does His life, death and resurrection mean for me?
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” — John 14:6
Many go through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching − a blank canvas waiting for a picture of purpose to be painted on us. What does it all mean?
Step 3 – That whoever believes in Him
Can God really change my life?
No matter who you are or how you’ve lived your life, God will receive you into His family. He will change you and make you complete. Trust Him as millions of others have done and experience His mercy for yourself.
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? — Jeremiah 32:27
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” — Revelation 3:20
“The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, … and you will be changed into a different person.” — 1 Samuel 10:6
Step 4 – Should not perish
What do I have to do to go to heaven?
God isn’t waiting to judge you. God isn’t waiting to condemn you. He’s waiting to receive you with mercy, with love, with open arms, and forgive all your sins. Will you come to Him? Will you turn from your sin and promise to live for Him?
“If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” — Romans 10:9
“To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” — John 1:12
He asked, “‘What must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.’” — Acts 16:30,31
But have eternal life
God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.
How do you do that?
You must first admit that, like everyone else, you are a sinner. Being sinners means that we are imperfect and do wrong; we fall short of God’s perfect standard. It also means we are separated from Him and deserve His judgment.
But He loves us! God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. He died for your sins. He was punished so you don’t have to be. Not only that; death did not defeat Him. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, alive again!
Trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice for you is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him. We urge you to take this step of faith today. To do that, simply talk to God – this is called praying – and tell Him you believe in His Son. We suggest a prayer like this:
“Lord Jesus Christ,
I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I ask your forgiveness and now turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins. Please come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever.
Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen.”
Did you pray the prayer to the left to accept Jesus Christ as your savior?
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up.” — Acts 20:32
Source: PeaceWithGod.net, http://peacewithgod.jesus.net/god-so-loved-the-world/
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Some wag once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Many a Christian’s faith life falls into that category. I am a Roman Catholic (but this would apply to all Christian’s) and I got into the bad habit of equating God’s love for me based on how hard I tried to be holy. Now, I am not saying one should not be holy, but it’s the depending on self, the self-striving that eventually crushed me. The great thing about THREE FREE SINS by Steve Brown is that he shows us how God guides us back to sanity by demonstrating, via the written word (it is a book you know) that God loves us when we fail, when we sin, and even when we are good. This book is an over the counter remedy for self righteousness and its equally evil cousins religious self loathing and religious masochism. It got so bad for me that when I went to Mass every week I felt like a nudist at a porcupine convention. I was judgmental and alienated. My trying and many times my praying continually blocked out God’s love. Steve Brown’s book showed me what it is to be a Christian among other Christian’s who sin, fail, even sometimes find success. We only have “free” sins because Jesus, who hung out with folks like you and I, paid the price. It is an old message, but nicely condensed in THREE FREE SINS by Steve Brown.