Jesus Loves You!
"God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." This is God's promise to you (John 3:16).
Jesus is the only way to eternal life!
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." God's assurance is that His promise is fulfilled only through Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
A. God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
1. God’s Love
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
2. God’s Plan:
Jesus said, "…I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10
Why aren’t we experiencing the abundant life now? Because...
B. All of us have thought, said, and done wrong, which has separated us from God.
1. We are Sinful
"…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
We have chosen to go our own way instead of God’s way. We have missed the mark that
that God had set for us....the Bible calls this sin.
2. We are Separated from God
"The wages of sin is death…" [spiritual separation from God]. Romans 6:23
God is holy, we are sinful. All our good deeds fall short of being in right standing with a Holy God.
This explains the only way to bridge this gap...
C. Jesus Christ is God's only provision for our sin.
Through Him we can know & experience God's love & plan for our life.
1. He Died in Our Place
"but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Rom 5:8
2. He Rose From the Dead
"Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day,
according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.
After that He appeared to more than five hundred..." 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
3. He Is the Only Way to God
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father, except through Me.'" John 14:6
God has bridged the gap that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ,
to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.