Imagine that you’re there, watching history. God has just created the world. The whole earth is singing with the joy of the newness of life. The trees are dancing in the wind, the birds are bursting into beautiful song, and Adam has just set eyes on his perfect bride. But oh so soon, the world is no longer perfect. Adam and Eve, the people creator God formed with his own hands, have turned against him, disregarding his one and only commandment after being tempted by Satan. Cursed by God and turned out of the paradise of Eden, the first human couple lead a long, hard life, tilling the ground for enough food to live, and crying out in pain for the first time in their life. The sight seems hopeless, right? But not quite. You see, God has promised that he will send a deliverer, a savior, a messiah, someone to bridge the gap between God and man, to take away the barrier of sin that keeps a perfect, holy God from being with his creations. And two thousand long years later, he does. His own son, sent in the form of a baby crying in a manger in Bethlehem. After thirty-three years of living and loving these humans that he had created, his creations cruelly killed an innocent Jesus, crucifying him like a common criminal. But death could not hold him. Three days later, he came triumphantly back to life, revealing himself to more than five hundred people. This perfect sacrifice for our sins, God himself bearing the burden of the sins of those he created, Jesus humbled himself to become like us so that he could give up his life for us. Now this is love. And this very same Jesus loves and longs to know you. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that “he is not willing that any should perish.” (KJV) But he will not force his way in. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31, NIV) This amazing gift of salvation is yours for the taking. All you have to do is accept it. Ask Christ to come into your life, and he will blot out all your sins, bridging the gap between you and God.
The Bible says that we’re all sinners.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
Sin separates us from God.
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
We deserve death but Jesus paid the price for us.
“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23; “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”Romans 5:8
Jesus rose from the dead 3 days later.
“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 twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
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
God loves you and has a great plan for your life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Asking Jesus into your heart is as simple as this:
A – Admit you’re a sinner
B – Believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and rose again on the 3rd day
C – Confess your sins