"For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 6:23 - "Wages of Sin"
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
John 3:3 - "Must be born again"
"In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
John 14:6 -"I am the Way"
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Romans 10:9 -11 - "Confess"
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
2 Corinthians 5:15 - "No longer live for Themselves"
"And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again."
Revelation 3:20 - "Here I am"
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
Opening your heart to Jesus is your choice. Jesus is eager to come into our lives, but he never forces open the door.
If you have never accepted Christ as your savor before, I encourage you to pray this prayer!
Heavenly Father, I have sinned against you.
I want forgive-ness for all my sins.
I believe that Jesus died on the cross
for me and rose again.
Father, I give you my life to do with as you wish.
I want Jesus Christ to come
into my life and into my heart.
This I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Jesus never crashes a party. He does not go where he is not invited.
You as a lost person must understand that salvation—promised through Jesus’ death—comes to all who surrender their lives to him in faith. We all are on level ground at the cross. When we surrender to Christ as Savior, we are inwardly transformed to have new life. When we surrender our lives to Christ in faith, we no longer are slaves to sin and selfish desires. We have hearts turned to Jesus and His example for how we should live. The Christian heart is freed by the power of the Holy Spirit from being self-centered to being Christ-centered. A Christ-centered heart will be filled with love for others.
Most of us readily admit we don’t know anyone who is perfect as God is perfect. The Bible tells us that “there is no one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:12). This means all people have sinned and do not reflect God’s righteousness and perfection.
One of the most difficult things for many people to believe is that they can be forgiven. You may be thinking about adultery, alcoholism, hatred toward
a spouse or an enemy, a bitter heart, living with
a lie about a past experience, or any of a multitude
of sins that may be a burden to you. It is through
the Word that God will pour His power. If for some
reason you do not understand the Scripture,
please just “Read it again!”
Remember you couldn’t “fix” yourself, so don’t
expect to fix others.
Many lost people hope their actions, such as baptism or membership in a church, will get them to heaven. This Scripture allows the Holy Spirit to show there is no hope of heaven without faith in Jesus and surrendering to live for him.