“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them”.
Genesis 1:1 & 27
“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created”.
God says: “Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone whom I have created for My glory”.
MANKIND LOST FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
Romans 3:10,11 & 23
“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned”.
“The wages of sin is death”.
GOD LOVES THIS WORLD
“God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins”.
1 John 4:9-10
“I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”.
1 Timothy 1:13-15
THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” from
“Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd”.
“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
HOW CAN ONE BE SAVED?
“Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon”.
“Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out”.
“Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel’”.
ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN SAVE
“For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at His appointed time”.
1 Timothy 2:5-6
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved”.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
WHY JESUS HAD TO DIE FOR OUR SALVATION
“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”.
“The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again”.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”.
ONLY THROUGH FAITH
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”.
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.
“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved”.
ONLY BY GOD’S GRACE
“By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”.
“No human being will be justified in His sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. They are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus”.
Romans 3:20 & 24
BEGINNING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Acknowledge your sin:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.
1 John 1:9
Thankfully accept God’s forgiveness:
“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea”
– from Micah 7:18-19.
“Thank you, Lord Jesus, that You love me and that You died on the cross for my sins. Until now I have gone my own way and have lived my life without You. I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness.” (You can tell God precisely where you have sinned by breaking His laws.)
“Dear God, please forgive me for Jesus sake. I want to change my ways and no longer live as I have. I want to do Your will and obey You. Please take over the Lordship of my life and change me into what You want me to be. Thank you for accepting me into the family of God and making me Your child. Amen.”
LIVING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Read God’s Word (the Bible) every day.
Jesus Christ says: “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word”
– from John 14:23.
Talk to Jesus in prayer, daily.
“This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us”.
1 John 5:14
Allow the Holy Spirit to change your life.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness”.
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