Have you heard the Good News?

Please read about the Bad News and the Good News on this page and then share it with a friend!

I. BAD NEWS – GOOD NEWS


May I Ask You A Question?


Has anyone ever taken a Bible and shown you how you can KNOW for sure you are going to heaven?


The Bible contains both BAD NEWS and GOOD NEWS
The Bad News is something about YOU!
The Good News is something about GOD!

 

Let's look at the Bad News first...

 

BAD NEWS #1

 

You are a sinner.

 

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."; it means that we have missed the mark.


When we lie, hate, lust, or gossip, we have missed the standard God has set.
When the Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short"; it means that we have all come short of God's standard of perfection.


In thoughts, words, and deeds, we have not been perfect.

 

But the Bad News gets worse...

 

BAD NEWS #2

 

The Penalty for sin is death.

 

Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

 

Suppose you worked for me and I paid you $50.
That $50 was your wages. That's what you earned.
The Bible says that by sinning we have earned death. That means we deserve to die and be separated from God forever.


BUT... since there was no way we could come to God, God came to us!

 

GOOD NEWS #1

 

Christ died for you!

 

Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."


Why would God do this for us? He SO loves us.


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


The Bible says that Christ took the penalty that we deserved for sin, placed it upon Himself and died in our place. He did this on the cross. Three days later Christ came back to life to prove that sin and death had been conquered and that His claims to be God were true.

Just as the Bad News got worse the Good News gets better!

 

GOOD NEWS #2

 

You can be saved through faith in Christ!

 

Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For it is by grace (undeserved favor) you have been saved (delivered from sin's penalty), through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast”.

 

Acts 16:31 says, "They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..."; Faith means trust.

 

What must you trust Christ for?


You must depend on Him alone to forgive you and to give you eternal life.
You must trust Jesus Christ to get you to heaven through no effort of your own.
But you may say, "I am religious."; "I go to church."; "I am a good person."; "I help others."; These are all good, but good living, going to church, helping others, and any other good thing, cannot get you to heaven. Nothing you or I can do will get rid of our sin.


Titus 3:5a says, "He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of His mercy."


In John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me."


What is it that we need to do to be saved?


Believe!


You must trust in Jesus Christ alone, and God will give you eternal life as a gift!


John 5:24 says, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."


Does this make sense to you?


Is there anything keeping you from trusting Jesus Christ right now?


Think carefully.


There is nothing more important than your need to trust Jesus Christ.
Would you like to tell God you are trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior?
If you would, why not pray right now and tell God you are trusting His Son Jesus Christ?


Remember!
It is not a prayer that saves you.
It is trusting Jesus Christ that saves you.
Prayer is simply how you tell God what you are doing.


Salvation Prayer:

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I know my sin deserves to be punished.
I believe Jesus Christ died for me on the cross and rose from the grave.
I trust Jesus alone as my Savior. Thank You for the forgiveness of my sin, and everlasting life I now have. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."

 

What has just happened?


John 5:24 says, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."


Did you "hear" God's Word?
Did you "believe" what God said and trust Christ as your Savior?
Does "has eternal life" mean later or right now?
Does it say "will not be condemned" or might not?
Does it say "has crossed over from death" or may pass?



Having trusted Jesus as your only way to heaven, here's how to grow in your
relationship with Him:


PRAY - Tell God what is on your mind through prayer (Philippians 4:6, 7)


READ THE BIBLE every day. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)


WORSHIP with God's people in a local church. (Hebrews 10:24, 25)


TELL OTHERS about Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:19)

What do I do now?

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