“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
God – There is a God. There is One God. He is the Creator and controller of all things. He designed the smallest microorganism. He created the largest star in the universe. And He made you. With a Word. He is great and powerful and good and holy.
Loved the World – God did not simply create us and leave us to our own demise. He loves us. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. He wants you to live your life trusting HIm. He wants to walk through life with you. He cares for you as a loving Father more than you care for your own children. You say, not me, God may love other people but not me. That is a lie. God loves you! Did you catch it, He loves the world! That means all people. People of every race. People of every nation. People of every language. Young people. Old-er people. Rich people. Poor people. Smart people. Not so smart people. Men. Women. People who receive Him. People who reject Him. For God so loved the World!
That He Gave HIs Only Son – God is a tri-une God. Tho there is only one God, God exist as three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The eternal Son of God, Jesus, stepped out of heaven and into our world to save us. You see God is holy and perfect but we are sinners. To have a relationship with God, to have HIm part of our lives and to live with Him forever in Heaven, we must have our sin forgiven and removed. The only way that could happen is if someone perfect took our sin upon Himself and took the penalty for our sin. That’s what Jesus did. He came to earth to live a perfect life, then went to the cross to take our sin and die for us to pay the penalty for our sin. By HIs death, Jesus has made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sin, have a relationship with God, and know that heaven is our eternal home!
Believes in Him – Because of what Jesus has done, we put our trust and hope in Him, believing that not only did He die on the cross for our sin but was raised from the dead to live forevermore. As the risen Lord, we ask HIm to come into our hearts to be our Savior and Lord. Believing is more than just accepting something with our mind, it is trusting with our heart. You must turn from sin and believe on the Lord Jesus!
Eternal Life – Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish but will have eternal life. This means that when you turn from your sin to the Risen Lord Jesus, you are saved from an eternity in Hell, and are given the gift of eternal life that begins when you trust in Jesus and last forever in heaven.
Have you received the Gift of eternal life through Jesus?
If not, you can by trusting in Him right now, asking Him to come into your life! If you are ready to do that, pray with me!
Dear God, I believe that as the Creator of all things you created me to have a relationship with You and that You sent your Son Jesus to die for my sin so that I could. Jesus, I believe that you rose from the dead, and as the risen Lord I ask You to come into my life to save me! I turn from my sin and I turn to You to live for You from this day forward! Thank you, Lord, for saving me from my sin and giving me the gift of eternal life.