The Good News Story
What is the Good News that Jesus brings?
God loves you and He wants you to have an intimate, personal relationship with Him and to receive eternal life.
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
God did not make us like robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead He gave us a will and freedom of choice.
But, we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways. This side of our nature is called sin, and it separates us from God.
“Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s ideal; however the GOOD NEWS THAT JESUS BRINGS is that God declares us ‘not guilty’ of offending Him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who freely takes away our sins … For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 3:23, 24; 6:23
Jesus is the only answer to this problem of separation from God. He died on the cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sins. He completely bridges the gap between God and us.
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
Responding to God
1. Admit your need (I am a sinner)
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (Repent)
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave (Trust Jesus)
4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit (Receive Him as your Saviour).
What to Pray
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness.
I believe You died to pay the penalty for my sin.
I want to turn from my sin nature and follow You instead.
I invite You to come into my heart and life.
In Jesus’ name,
By praying this prayer and believing it in your heart, you just received the GOOD NEWS THAT JESUS BRINGS!
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