The God of the Universe wants to have an eternal relationship with us!
We can know that we have eternal life.
God provided the way for us to have eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ.
THE BIBLE SAYS IT’S A MATTER OF F.A.I.T.H.
F is for FORGIVENESS
“In Him [meaning Jesus] we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins.” Ephesians 17
A is for AVAILABLE
Forgiveness is available.
It is Available for All
“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
But Not Automatic
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’,
shall enter the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 7:21
I is for IMPOSSIBLE
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
Because of who He is: God is loving and just and His judgment is against sin.
“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.” James 2:13
Because of who we are: Every person is a sinner.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
But how can a sinful person enter heaven, when God allows no sin?
T is for TURN
Turn means repent.
Turn from something – sin and self:
“But unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3
Turn to Someone: trust Christ only:
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
H is for HEAVEN
Heaven is eternal life.
“I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly.”
“And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you to Myself;
that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3
How can a person have God’s forgiveness, heaven and eternal life,
and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord?
By trusting in Christ and asking Him for forgiveness.
Take the step of faith described by another meaning of FAITH:
Forsaking All I Trust Him.
You do this through a simple prayer reflecting your desire for Christ to change your life.
You don’t need fancy words – only an honest heart.
YOU CAN PRAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
I know I am a sinner and have displeased You in many ways.
I believe You died for my sin
and only through faith in Your death and resurrection can I be forgiven.
I want to turn from my sin and ask You to come into my life as my Savior and Lord.
From this day on, I will follow You by living a life that pleases You.
Thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving me.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Accepting Christ is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with God!
Get to know Him better in a number of ways:
1. Follow Christ’s example in baptism.
2. Join a church where you can worship God and grow in your faith.
3. In your church, get involved in Sunday School and Bible study.
4. Begin a daily personal worship experience with God where you study the Bible and pray.
Friend, if knowing Christ is the cry of your heart,
or if you just want to learn more about Him, feel free to contact us.
We would love to tell you about our Lord!
You can use the email link in the margin.
If you would like to be in a church where the message of salvation is taught,
we cordially invite you to visit us at HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH.