11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast
off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light."
Romans 13:11-12 KJV
Do you know for certain that you will
have eternal life, and that you will go
to heaven when you die?
God wants you to be sure.
"For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him, should
not perish, but have everlasting life."
If you don't know
that you know
that you know
then you need to accept
Jesus as Lord and
Savior in your life.
God's gift of eternal life is free.
"The gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
You can have a full, meaningful life.
"I am come that they might have
life, and that they might have it
You will spend eternity in heaven
"If I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again, and receive
you unto myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also."
The promise of eternal life gives
meaning to our lives. However, our
sinful nature prevents us from
fulfilling God's purpose for our lives.
We are all sinners by nature
and by choice.
"All have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God."
We cannot save ourselves.
"For by grace are ye saved, through
faith, and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God. Not of works,
lest any man should boast."
We deserve death and hell.
"The wages of sin is death."
God is holy and just and punishes sin,
but He loves us and has provided
forgiveness for our sin.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me."
Jesus IS the provision God made for
the forgiveness of our sin.
Jesus died for us on the cross.
1 Peter 3:18
"Christ also hath once suffered for sins,
the just for the unjust, that
He might bring us to God."
Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
"(Jesus) was delivered for our offences,
and was raised again for our justification."
The ONLY way we can be justified through
Christ, is to receive Him.
"As many as received Him, to them gave He
power to become the sons of God, even to
them that believe on His name."
The choice is ours. Thus...
We must repent of all our sin.
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted,
that your sins may be blotted out."
Repentance is turning to God, through Jesus,
and turning away from our sin.
When we repent...
We must place our faith in Jesus.
Faith is not just believing facts ABOUT
Jesus, Faith is trusting IN Jesus.
"Thou believest that there is one God;
thou doest well: the devils also
believe, and tremble."
We must surrender to Jesus as Lord.
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised Him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Surrendering to Jesus as Lord means
giving Him control of our lives.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in heaven."
When you have given Jesus control, you
will want to identify with Him. The way
to do that, is to confess Him publicly,
and to be baptized and join a church.
Are you willing to place your faith in
Jesus and turn from your sin? Read the
following prayer, letting the words come
from your heart, and the Lord will hear.
Dear God, I know that Jesus is your Son,
and that He died on the cross and was
raised from the dead. I know I have sinned
and need forgiveness. I am willing to turn
from my sins and receive Jesus as my Lord
and Savior. Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name. Amen
Your next step, once you have accepted Christ
as your Lord and Savior, is to find a church
and follow our Lord's command to be baptized.
As a babe in Christ you will need to pray daily
and study the Word of God. Bible studies at
your church or in a home fellowship group are
a great way to learn, and to fellowship with