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God's Purpose :Peace and Eternal Life

God's loves you, and He wants you to live in peace with Him and to receive eternal life. The Bible Says... "we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
" ... the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:33b

Since God planned for us to be at peace with Him and to have eternal life, why are so many people not enjoying this experience?

Our Problem :Sin and Separation

God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead He gave us a will and freedom of choice.

But, like Adam, we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways (read Genesis chapters 2-3). This side of our nature is called sin, and it separates us from God. The Bible Says... "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God... the wages of sin is death." Romans 3:23; 6:23

"So [after Adam sinned] the Lord God banished him form the Garden of Eden... "Genesis 3:23a

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.' Isaiah 59:2

Our sin separates us from God.

God's Remedy: The Cross

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation form God. He died on the cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin- completely bridging the gap between us and God. The Bible Says... "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.鈥 Romans 5:8

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."Acts 4:12

" ...God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, Himself man, is between them to bring them together... "1 Timothy 2:5 (TLB)

" I tell you the truth; whoever hears my word [ Jesus] and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:2 God has provided the only way...

And we must make the choice鈥.

Our Response: Receive Christ

We can receive Jesus Christ when we believe in His message and trust in Him alone to save us. The Bible Says... "All the prophets testify about Him that every one who believes in Him [ Jesus Christ] receives forgiveness of sins through his name. "

Acts 10:34

" [Jesus said] Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."

John 14:1

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. "

John 1:12

How to receive 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 your Savior).

What to Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need your forgiveness. I believe that you died to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. In Jesus' name. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

101 W. 26th Street. Yuma, AZ 85364 Phone: (928)726-5655
calvarybaptistchurchyuma@gmail.com