What does God want you to experience? LIFE - This is what God desires for you. Life to the full now and forever (eternal). To experience His love, forgiveness and discover real purpose in your life and the POWER to choose to do what is right.
What does John 3:16 tell you about Life? (What words fit with life?) For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternallife. TALK ABOUT: eternal... ('life' is forever - either with Him or apart from Him) Jesus rose from death. He is eternally alive. God desires for you to know and experience Him starting now and... forever.
not perish... God doesn’t want you to be separated from Him. Not now... or forever.
Real 'LIFE' is where GOD meets your deepest needs: • To experience His acceptance, love and forgiveness just as you are. • To live with purpose and experience significance in this life. • To know God, our Creator, personally in Jesus.
Jesus said... I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
This is what God desires for you. Life to the full now and forever (eternal). To experience His love, forgiveness and discover real purpose in your life and the POWER to choose to do what is right in His sight.
What keeps you from experiencing it? WORLD (our sin) - This is a broken world. It has a disease called sin. Because of our sin we disregard God and separate ourselves from Him. This breaks our relationship with Him now that will result in a permanent separation from God (perish). [Read more]
How does God feel about this? GOD - God loves you. He must punish sin but doesn't want you to perish and be separated from Him forever because of your sin. [Read more]
How did God solve your sin problem? SON - God solved your sin problem in Jesus. He is both God and man. He lived a sinless, perfect life and did not deserve to be punished. But Jesus died on the cross taking upon Himself the punishment you deserve . Then Jesus rose from death to live forever. And Jesus wants you to experience life to the full now and forever in relationship with Him. [Read more]
How do you begin experiencing 'real' life? BELIEVE - You need to believe (trust) in the risen Jesus and what He did for you on the cross. Receive or invite Him into your life. In a loving friendship with Jesus you can experience life as He desires for you now and forever. [Read more]
Personalize the verse by putting your name in the following blanks:
“For God so loved ________ that He gave His one and only Son that (if) _____ believes in Him, _______ will not perish but ______ (will) have eternal life.”
Does this make sense to you? Do you sense Jesus speaking to you to take this step of faith and believe (trust) in what He has done for you?
Take that step today:
Admit that you have sinned and need His forgiveness.
Believe in Jesus. That He died taking your punishment and rose forever to offer you life to the full.
Commit to letting Jesus shape your life and choose to follow Him as your leader.
Prayer is simply talking to God. Here is a sample of how you can express your desire to follow Him:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe You died on the cross to take the punishment for my sin. I believe You rose again and are alive to help me live a life in friendship with You. Thank you for Your love and acceptance. Jesus, I want to live for You. Come into my life and change anything that is not pleasing to You. Amen.