THE GOOD NEWS
Step 1 - God's Purpose: Peace and Life
God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life - abundant and eternal. The Bible says...
Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?
Step 2 - The Problem: Our Separation
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.
We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God. The Bible says...
People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God. The Bible says...
No bridge reaches God...except one.
Step 3 - God's Bridge: The Cross
Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people. The Bible says...
God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.
Step 4 - Our Response: Receive Christ
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation. The Bible says...
Where are you? Will you place your trust in Jesus Christ right now?
Here is how you can trust in Christ:
1. Admit your need (I am a sinner)
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent)
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit (receive Him as Lord and Savior).
How to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
God's Assurance: His Word
If you trust in Jesus Christ, the Bible says...
Did you sincerely place your trust in Jesus Christ to save you from sin, death, and hell? Where is He right now? What has He given you?
By trusting Christ, we are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the "new birth."
This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship you should:
Further spiritual help and information about being a Christian is available at Chillicothe Bible Church.