We all like something new, don’t we? There is something exciting, about a new house, or car, or job.
But what about a new life? One that’s different…better. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (New Living Translation)
God has provided the way for a new life through a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s as simple as “A,B,C”.
God created us to have a perfect relationship with Him. But we all have a problem, the problem of sin. We must admit to God that we are a sinner. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The image here is of someone shooting at a target and missing. Because of our sin, we deserve eternal separation from God. The Bible calls that place “Hell”. Romans 6:23 says “The wages (what we earn) of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” We all must admit that we are sinners.
But there is good news! Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” We don’t deserve to go to Heaven on our own (Romans 6:23 tells us that salvation is a “free gift”). Because we could not find our way to Heaven by ourselves, God sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. It is through our faith (belief) in Jesus that we receive eternal life.
Fortunately for each of us God gives us the opportunity to change the direction of our life. God gives you and I the chance to turn our life towards Him and His love for us. Romans 10:9 says, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.” The word “saved” means that we are rescued from eternal separation from God (Hell) and now have a spot reserved in God’s presence forever. The Bible calls that place Heaven
The A,B,C’s remind us that God has provided a way to Heaven for you. But, in order to receive the free gift of salvation that He offers you must make a choice. If you are prepared to give your life to Jesus Christ and ask Him to save you all you have to do us pray a simple prayer like the following,
“Dear God, thank you for sending you son Jesus to die for my sins. I ask that you forgive me of my sins and give me the eternal life the Bible talks about. I accept the free gift of salvation you offer me through your Son. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”