loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John
[Christ speaking] "I came that they might have life,
and might have it abundantly"
[that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
Why is it that most
people are not experiencing that abundant life?
is sinful and separated from God.
Therefore, he cannot know and experience
God's love and plan for his life.
Man is Sinful
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Man was created to
have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn
self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship
with God was broken.
This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion
or passive indifference,
is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
Man Is Separated
"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation
from God] (Romans 6:23).
diagram illustrates that God is
holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the
two. The arrows illustrate that man is continually
trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own
efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion
-but he inevitably fails.
The third law explains the only way to bridge this gulf...
is God's only provision for man's sin.
Through Him you can know and experience
God's love and plan for your life.
He Died In
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we
were yet sinners,
Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
He Rose from
"Christ died for our sins... He was buried... He was raised
on the third day,
according to the Scriptures... He appeared to Peter, then to the
After that He appeared to more than five hundred..." (1 Corinthians
He Is the Only
Way to God
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life,
no one comes to
the Father but through Me'" (John 14:6).
This diagram illustrates that God has bridged the gulf that
separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ,
to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for
It is not enough just to know these three laws...
We must individually
receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.
We Must Receive
"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).
Christ Through Faith
"By grace you have been saved through faith; and that
not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God; not as result of works that no one should
boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).
When We Receive
Christ, We Experience a New Birth
(Read John 3:1-8.)
Christ Through Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and
if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to
him" (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Christ involves
turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting
Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us
what He wants us to be.
Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God and that He died on the cross
for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional
We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of
These two circles represent
two kinds of lives:
S-Self is on the throne
is outside the life
are directed by self, often
resulting in discord and frustration
is in the life and on the throne
is yielding to Christ,
resulting in harmony with God's plan
are directed by Christ,
resulting in harmony with God's plan
Which circle best represents your life?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?
The following explains
how you can receive Christ:
You Can Receive Christ Right Now by Faith Through Prayer
(Prayer is talking with God)
God knows your heart
and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude
of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for
my sins. I open the door of my life and receive
You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving
my sins and giving me eternal life.
Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the
kind of person You want me to be.
Does this prayer express
the desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray
prayer right now, and Christ will come into you life, as He promised.
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