FACT 1 – GOD LOVES US
The Bible says: “For God so loved the world …” (John 3:16)
Without exception, God loves every person in the world. And that includes YOU!
Q. If the Bible says God loves us, why is it that most are not experiencing His love?
FACT 2 – GOD’S LOVE NOT EXPERIENCED
The Bible says: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
We have not experienced God’s love because SIN separates us from God.
SIN is a theological word. When the Bible says we have sinned, it means that we lie, we lust, we hate, we steal, etc. The word “sin” actually means “to miss the mark”. In other words, God is perfect and we aren’t. It doesn’t matter how religiously we live or how good we are, we cannot meet God’s standard.
Q. If we have sinned, how is it possible for us to experience His love?
FACT 3 – GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS LOVE
The Bible says: “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)
Jesus Christ came into the world, took our sins that caused us not to experience God’s love, placed them upon Himself and died in our place.
JESUS CHRIST is God’s only provision for man’s sin. Through Hiw we can know and experience God’s love.
This design illustrates that God has bridged
this gulf which prevents us from experiencing
God’s love by sending Jesus-Chris to die on
the cross in our place.
Have you experienced God’s love?
FACT 4 – GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A CHOICE… TO ACCEPT OR TO REJECT
The Bible says: “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:12)
To experience God’s love, all you need to do is to PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
What is FAITH? The word “faith” means trust. It means trusting Him to save us – not trusting your good life, or your church membership, but trusting Jesus Christ and Him alone who died for our sins on the cross and rose again.
God has given you a choice. Is there anything that is keeping you from trusting Jesus Christ as your Saviour right now?
Do you ACCEPT or REJECT?
If you accept…
HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST
Accepting Jesus Christ is a total commitment of yourself to God. What must you do?
- Admit you are a sinner
- Be willing to repent from your sins
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead for you
- Through simple faith accept Him as Saviour and Lord.
THEN MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER
“Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. Please forgive my sins.
I thank you that you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead.
I open my heart right now to accept You as my Personal Lord and Saviour.
Lord, make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen!”
HOW TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE…
When you prayed, did you know that you invited Jesus Christ into your life?
The Bible says: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
CONGRATULATIONS! You have just made the most important decision in your life.
SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
New Christians are called “babes in Christ”. As a new babe in Christ, your goal is to grow into full maturity in Christ, becoming more and more like Him. Here are some suggestions for your spiritual growth:
- Go to God in prayer daily (John 15:7)
- Read God’s Word daily (Acts 17:11)
- Obey God (John 14:21)
- Witness for Christ by your testimony (John 15:8)
- Trust God for every detail of your life (1 Peter 5:7)
- Holy Spirit – allow Him to control and empower your daily life and witness (Acts 1:8)
There is another very important ingredient to Christian growth: A GOOD CHURCH.
Take the initiative, call or visit the church where Christ is honored and His Word is preached. Start this week, and make plans to attend church regularly.