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No Jesus, No Peace :: Know Jesus, Know Peace
There is a way to find peace and love in your life. How?
GOD IS LOVE. (1 John 4:8)
God loves you and has a plan for your life that’s abundant and eternal. The Bible says…
“I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
You may be asking yourself right now, “Why aren’t I having this experience?” Because:
Man has a problem.
He is separated from God. God created man in his own image and gave him an abundant life.
He also gave man a free will and freedom of choice. MAN chose to disobey God and go his own way.
Man still makes this choice today. Sin results in separation from God.
The Bible says…
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death (separation from God); but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Man has tried to bridge the gap
between himself and God in many ways (good works, religion, philosophy, morality) without success.
There’s only one way to fix the problem of separation…
God’s way to fix the problem is the cross… Jesus Christ is the only answer!
When he died on the cross and rose from the dead, He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and us.
The Bible says…
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9
God has provided a way, the only way… Now you must make the choice.
Man’s response to God’s gift is to receive Jesus Christ. We must trust him and receive him by personal invitation.
Is your life characterized by sin, separation, frustration, guilt, lack of purpose? With Christ in your life you’ll have forgiveness, peace, abundant life and eternal life. “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
Is there any good reason why you can’t receive Jesus Christ right now?
Here’s what you need to do:
- Admit your need (I am a sinner).
- Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
- Through prayer (simply talking to God), invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life (receive Him as your Lord and Savior).
Here’s a sample prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that you died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust you as Savior and follow you as Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.
If you sincerely prayed this prayer, you have opened the door to Jesus coming into your heart.
“For, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:12,13
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 1 Corinthians 5:17
This is the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen your relationship with Him, you should:
- Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ.
Start with the book of John and continue reading in the New Testament.
- Talk to God every day in prayer (just like talking to a person, you don’t need to use fancy words).
- Tell others about Christ.
- Find a church where Christ is preached and where you can worship, fellowship and serve with other Christians.
- Show others your new life by loving and caring for them.
- Be his representative to those that are needy.