For God so loved the world He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish,
but have everlasting life.
— John 3:16

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS:  God created you to be in a relationship with Him.  He loves you now, and always has.  We are born feeling like “something is missing.”  That something, is a perfect relationship with God!

 

 


 

PROBLEM:  We are made for a relationship with God, but we are born separated from God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

 

 


 

THE FAILED ATTEMPT:  Religion (good works to get to God).  The problem is that if God’s standard is perfect, we will never be good enough.  Trying to cure your sin with good works is like trying to cure internal bleeding with a band-aid.
“No one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands.  The law simply shows us how sinful we are.”  Romans 3:20

RELIGION = FAILED ATTEMPT

 

 


 

THE BIGGER PROBLEM:  Sin doesn’t just separate us from God for now…it separates us from God forever.
“For the wages of sin is death…”  – Romans 6:23
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment…”
 – Matthew 25:46

 

 


    THE HOPE:  The price for everyone who sins is punishment, death, and hell.  Here is where Jesus is different from every other religion:  Jesus paid the price for everyone who believes.  God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8   – Jesus was whipped in your place – Jesus was nailed to a cross in your place – Jesus had the anger of God placed upon Him in your place  3 Days Later, Jesus Rose Again!      

 

THE HOPE:  The price for everyone who sins is punishment, death, and hell.  Here is where Jesus is different from every other religion:  Jesus paid the price for everyone who believes.
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

– Jesus was whipped in your place
– Jesus was nailed to a cross in your place
– Jesus had the anger of God placed upon Him in your place

3 Days Later, Jesus Rose Again!

 

 


 

SALVATION:  You were born apart from God.  Unless something changes, you will die without Him.  Jesus has paid your price.  What will you do with this gift?
The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.  Mark 1:15

1. Repent = Give everything you know about yourself to everything you know about God.  100% surrender.
2.  Believe = Trust that Jesus’ work on the cross is enough to save you.  Talk to God and tell Him you believe.

Where do you feel you’re at with Jesus right now?