THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS
Have you ever heard the truth about God and how He loves you? In the next four paragraphs we’ll try and highlight some of the more important truths from the Bible. At the end, we’ll also share a prayer with you, so you can respond to God’s love for yourself.
GOD LOVES YOU
His love is unlimited and completely unconditional, though it’s not automatic. He didn’t create us like robots, programmed to love Him. He gave us freewill so we could respond to His love in order that our friendship with God could be real.
WE GET THINGS WRONG
We were designed for friendship with God. Without God, life can become stressful, fearful, painful… We make decisions we regret and we get things wrong. As a result, we get hurt and often hurt others in the process. The Bible calls all this sin. Sin seriously messes up all the good God intended for us.
JESUS DIED FOR US
The Bible says that Jesus demonstrated His great love for us by dying for us while we were still sinners. The destructive hold that sin (selfish behaviour, fear, resentment, addiction) has over our lives could only be broken by the perfect sacrifice of God’s Son. Jesus died and rose again to give us a new start with God.
MAKE A DECISION
It’s now up to you – what will you do? God is offering you a fresh start with Him: forgiveness and life in abundance. All you need to do is accept His love, be sorry for your mistakes, receive His forgiveness and live as God’s friend. The choice is yours. You can find out more about the story of Jesus here.
Jesus, I recognise that I have made mistakes. I’ve done things that have hurt You and others. I am willing to turn away from what is wrong in my life and follow You.
I believe You died on the cross for me, so that my sins can be forgiven and we can become friends.
I ask You now, Jesus, come into my life – be my Lord and Saviour.
Place Your Holy Spirit within me, clean me, mend me and help me. I want to follow You all my days. Amen.
Now contact the church office and tell us your fantastic news. We’ll give you a Bible and help you in your new life in Jesus.