The Cross is simply a symbol of Gods love for us.
It can only be truly understood if you have accepted its meaning in your life.
Perhaps you have not chosen Jesus Christ as your saviour?
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you"
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me"
Why are other Christians so enthusiastic about the Bible?
Because they have been saved, and accepted into God's Kingdom...
1 Corinthians 2:14 says "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned"
What is "being saved?"
What are we "saved" FROM?
"Being saved" means: When we repent, God forgives all our sins and sinful nature.
He SAVES us,
- FROM the NATURE of sin we were born with; TO a new nature born of His Spirit.
- FROM the CONTROL of sin; TO the loving control of God.
- FROM the PENALTY of sin; TO the reward of the righteousness in JESUS.
Being saved is being "born again." We are saved TO a new life.
Who CAN be saved? Whoever believes that Jesus is their Savior, and repents of their sin and asks His forgiveness, can be saved. Who MUST be saved? EVERYBODY must be saved! Because, Romans 3:23 says "for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God"
No one is "good enough." We ALL must be saved.
No one is "so bad" they can't be saved.
No one can DO enough good things to be saved.
We must acknowledge that we are sinners in NEED of being saved.
What if I'm never saved? "The wages of sin" .... Romans 6:23 .... ".. is death."
Death, is eternal separation from God, in hell.
This is why it's essential to be saved.
What does it cost? Romans 6:23 also says, "the gift of God, is eternal life through Jesus Christ."
Eternal Life is a FREE GIFT!
It is free, because Jesus loves us. He loved us even while we are sinners.
He loves us so much, He paid the price of death for our sin, ...Romans 5:8
What must I do to be saved? Confess your faith in Jesus.
BELIEVE that He forgives you.
Romans 10:9 says, ..."if you confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus,
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you SHALL be saved."
How do I receive forgiveness? Simply BELIEVE this truth, and ask God to forgive you.
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Is there a certain prayer that I should pray?
No! There is not a "certain" prayer to recite.
"Prayer" is expressing your thoughts and feelings in your own words, to God.
God already knows what's in your heart.
But it's important to pray because
prayer establishes, expressess and strengthens your faith.
You can pray right now, and when you pray,
- BELIEVE, that Jesus Christ died for your sins, and rose from the dead.
- CONFESS that you are a sinner and need His forgiveness.
- RECEIVE His forgiveness.
- ACCEPT His free gift of eternal life.
What do I do now that I believe?
- Read the Bible - the Word of God.
- Pray daily! And as often as possible.
- Assemble regularly with other believers to worship Him.
- Fellowship with true believers.
- Serve God, by BEING the Christian you have BECOME.
GOD became flesh in - JESUS CHRIST
JESUS willingly DIED for our sin.
JESUS ROSE from the dead.
AS A CHRISTIAN AND BELIEVER YOU NEED TO HAVE FAITH IN WHAT JESUS DID FOR US ON THE CROSS, AND ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO MOULD YOU INTO A NEW PERSON IN CHRIST.
JESUS LIVES TODAY TO SAVE ALL WHO BELIEVE !