The Greatest Story Ever Told!
GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH, HE DID SOMETHING AMAZING FOR YOU!
THE BIBLE, GOD'S MESSAGE TO ALL PEOPLE TELLS THE WHOLE STORY.
GOD MADE YOU AND LOVES YOU
God created everything there is, including you! He loves you more than any person could ever love you. He loves all people and created them to live in a perfect relationship with Him. The Bible says, "So God created human beings in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27, NLT)
THE PROBLEM OF SIN
The first people God created - Adam and Eve - disobeyed Him. This caused sin to enter the world, breaking the perfect relationship they had with God. We sin by doing things God says are wrong and making ourselves the center of our lives instead of Him. Because Adam and Eve disobeyed, every person is born a sinner. Our sin separates us from God, and because He is perfect, He must punish sin and the punishment for sin is death. Not just death of the body but separation from God that lasts forever. The Bible says, "Everyone has sinned, we all fall short of God's glorious standard." (Romans 3:23, NLT)
GOD'S PERFECT PLAN
Because every person, including you, has sinned, every person deserves to be punished by death. But God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to take the punishment for our sin. Jesus lived a perfect life on earth and then died on a cross in our place, even though He didn't deserve it. But it didn't end there, God raised Him back to life! Through Jesus' death and resurrection, the punishment for sin was paid so we could be forgiven and have a relationship with God. The Bible says, "God so loved the world so much that He gave His only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him would not be lost but have eternal life." (John 3:16, NLT)
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
It means you don't have to pay the price of death for your sin, Jesus paid it for you! When you trust in Jesus by believing He died and rose again from the dead to save you from sin, God forgives your sin and gives you a new life as His child that lasts forever. Your grateful response to His wonderful gift is making Jesus the center of your life instead of yourself.
JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME." (JOHN 14:6)
If you would like to live with God in His perfect Heaven someday, then by faith ask His Son Jesus to save you. Tell God you have sinned against Him and deserve to be punished for the wrong things you have done. Let God know that you believe His Son Jesus gave up all of the glory in heaven to come to earth as a baby and die to save you from your sins. Jesus took your punishment for your past and future sins when He died on the cross, was buried in a tomb and three days later came back to life. Call upon Jesus to save you by taking God at His Word when He said, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13) Thank Jesus for offering you the free gift of eternal life that you may now receive. Remember, God always keeps His promises and will forgive your sins and make you ready for Heaven if you ask Him.
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Garry Irvin - Children's Pastor
Imputed Righteousness = The righteousness of Jesus is given to us when be believe
in order to make us right before a Holy God.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17