Are you 100% sure, that if you were to die today, Heaven would be your home?

If you're not 100% sure, then lets change that right now!!

God has a plan for you; He has created you and has an ultimate and divine purpose for your life.

God created man to honor, serve, and fellowship with Him.

If God's purpose is for mankind to honor, serve, and fellowship with Him, then what happened that destroyed this perfect relationship?

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." I Corinthians 10:31

"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:11

Realize that you are a sinner...

First we must realize that we are all sinners; man chose to sin against God rather than serve Him.

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

What does it mean to sin against God?

Sin is breaking God's law. (1 John 3:4) We sin by doing what God has commanded us not to do or by not doing what God has told is to do.

Realize there is a price that must be paid for sin

Second, we must realize that a price must be paid for our sin. The penalty for sin is death.

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passes upon all men, for that all have sinned..." Romans 5:12

"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev. 20:14-15

When man chose to disobey God, the result was death. The basic meaning of death is separation. The Bible teaches that there are three types of death, or separation, that result from sin:

  1. Spiritual death sepatates a person from the life of God (Ephesians 2:1)
  2. Physical death separates a person's soul from his or her body (Hebrews 9:27)
  3. Eternal death separates a person, both soul and body, from God forever in Hell (Revelation 20:15).
How is the price paid?

Then How Can We Ever Have Eternal Life?

Throughout history individuals have tried many ways to gain or earn eternal life, but every attempt has been unsuccessful.

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." Titus 3:5

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

How do I cross the bridge?

Christ's Payment: Our Sinless Substitute

Jesus Christ, God's sinless Son, was sent by the Father to pay the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross in our place.

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"But commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God," I Peter 3:18a

Then how do we cross the bridge to eternal life?

Turn and Trust

Our Pardon: Turn and Trust

How do we cross the bridge to eternal life? We must receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

JESUS HIMSELF SAID...

"I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6

In order to receive Jesus Christ as Lord, you must repent of your sins and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone as the only hope of eternal life.

THE BIBLE SAYS...

"Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out." Acts 3:19a

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31a

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

The final payment

God's Promise: Eternal Life

JESUS CHRIST SAID...

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:24

This verse has one promise with thee parts...

The person who believes:

  1. Has eternal life
  2. Does not come into judgment
  3. Has passed from death into life
Will you receive Christ?

Will You Receive Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior Today?

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

Are you willing to ask Jesus to be your Saviour? Then please ask Him to save your soul in a prayer like this:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I confess I am sinner and understand the consequences of my sins will be eternal judgement in hell. I believe you paid for my sins on the cross and suffered in my place. I repent of my transgressions and disobedience to you. Please forgive me. I open my heart to you and accept you in my life. Please save me. I accept the salvation that you offer freely. I believe you rose again on the third day to show victory over sin and death. Thank you for hearing me and loving me. Please take me to heaven when i die and show me how to live a life pleasing to you in accordance with your will.

In Jesus name Amen.

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe in the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13

If you prayed the above prayer and would like to know more about growing in the grace of God and serving the Lord Jesus Christ, please e-mail us, we would love to be of service to you.

For more information about God's Plan of Salvation, contact:

Victory Baptist Church
619.590.0664