Does it seem like you’re walking in the dark with no sense of direction? Jesus said “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Have you been hurt in relationships and find it hard to trust people? Jesus tells us “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:11, 14)
What happens after you die? Do you wonder if this life is worth it? Jesus says “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)
So, how do you get to heaven? Some say you just have to be good enough. Others say there are many ways to heaven. But Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). The Bible also says that no amount of human goodness, human works, human morality, or religious activity can gain acceptance with God or get anyone into heaven. You can never be good enough. But Christ is and He has made a way for you: “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) We have all sinned and, as a result, are separated from God. (Romans 3:23)
Jesus took care of this problem by sacrificing himself for us. He was beaten, persecuted, and crucified on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Three days later he rose from the dead giving us victory over sin and eternal death. He did this for you! “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) When we put our faith and trust in Jesus, believing that his death paid for all of our wrongs, and that those wrong things are washed away from our record as if they never happened, we can have access to eternal life! We will truly know Jesus as our friend, good shepherd, and savior.
Jesus tell us this: “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). You can have eternal life by coming to Christ in this way:
- Know that you have sinned and that you need forgiveness.
- Know that there is nothing you can do to make yourself good enough and no human works will result in salvation.
- Know that you must completely rely on Christ alone by faith for your salvation.
Just say a simple prayer acknowledging these things, accept His forgiveness, and put your faith in Him.
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