The Bible tells us in John 3:16 that, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes n Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”.
All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. The bible tells us that this is called sin and that our sins have separated us from God. The good news is that about 2,000 years ago God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus then conquered death, rose from the dead and now lives in heaven with His Father. Jesus offers us the gift of a relationship with Him and of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.”
God has reached out in love to you and wants you to be His child. He tells us that “As many as received Jesus, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.” God has demonstrated that He loves us, and we all need that love. However, He does not force us to love Him back. That is a decision we each much make for ourselves. We each must decide what we are going to do with Jesus, and whether we will make Him our Lord and Savior.
If you would like to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can pray from your heart a simple prayer like this:
“Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me. I know that I’m a sinner and don’t deserve a relationship with you, but I am asking for forgiveness and will turn from my sin by the help of your Spirit. I believe that you died on the cross for me to pay my sin debt, and I believe that you rose from the dead and are alive. Lord, I receive you right now. I surrender my life to you and ask for you to save me and help me to live for you for the rest of my life. Thank you for your gift of salvation. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you sincerely your faith in Christ, the Bible says you are now His child. Old things have passed away, new things have come, and the spirit of God has come to live within you.
Angels in heaven are rejoicing, and we at Crosby Community Church would love to rejoice with you as well. If you prayed to receive Christ, please let us know. We would love to rejoice with you, and to thank God for what he’s done in your life. We would also like to send you some free materials that will help you get started in the Christian life.