Sabine Neches Baptist Area
Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Live Forever

You're not here by accident. Jesus Loves You! He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin.

People tend to divide themselves into groups-good people and bad people. But God says that everyone that has ever lived is a sinner, and any sin separates us from God. That includes you and me.

 
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God".  Romans 3:23

 
According to man's rules, people should be punished or rewarded according to how good they are, and it might be hard for you to undertand how Jesus could love you when other people don't seem to. But I have great news for you! Jesus DOES love you! More than you can ever imagine! And there is nothing you can do to make Him stop!

 
Are you thinking that you should make things right in your life before you come to Jesus? Many people feel that way, but that's not what God says!

 
God demonstrates His love for us in this: "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

 
God says that you can't make yourself right with Him by being a better person. God wants to save you JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!!!

"He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3: 5

 
It's God's grace that allows you to come to Him-not your efforts to "clean up your life" or work your way to Heaven. You can't earn it. It's a free gift.

 
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through Faith-this is not from yourselves, it is the gift from God-not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8-9

 
For you to come to God, your sin must be paid for. God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you.

 
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

 
Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on Calvary's cross. God brought Jesus back from the dead and paved the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus.

 
All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now.

 
"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10: 9-10 

 
 God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you can live forever with Him in glory.

 
"For God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not parish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

 
Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering right now? If it is your sincere desire to ask Jesus to come into your heart as your personal Savior, then talk to God from your heart through the Sinner's Prayer:

 
Sinner's  Prayer:
                            "Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal
                             life, but I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase
                             a place in Heaven for me. Jesus, come into my life, take control
                             of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my
                             trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept Your free gift of
                             eternal life."

 
If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you in any way we can.

 
If you have any questions or concerns you would like help with, please call, write, or e-mail us and let us know. We're here to help you understand the love that Jesus is offering you for free, no matter who or where you are. If you would like to speak with someone about a relationship wih God, please call or write:

 
Sabine Neches Baptist Area
PO Box 159
Kirbyville Texas 75956
(409) 423-2224 or E-mail: info
@snbarea.org

 
Okay, I'm a Christian; what do I do now?

 
1. Read you Bible daily
                      "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved , 
                        a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who 
                        correctly handles the Word of Truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
                      "Your Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a Light for my path" 
                        
Psalms 119: 105

 
2. Pray "without ceasing"
                      
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in
                        prayer." Matthew 21:22
                       "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 
                        by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your 
                        requests to God."
Philippians 4:6

 
3. Be baptized and worship with other Christians.
                      
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing 
                        them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
                        Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
                       "Let  us not give up meeting together, as some are in the
                        habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all 
                        the more as you see the Day approaching." 
                        Hebrews 10:25
                      "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, 
                        rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." 
                       
2 Timothy 3:16

 
4. Tell others about Jesus
                       "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the 
                        good news to all creation." Mark 16:15
                       "Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am 
                        compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the
                      
  gospel." 1 Corinthians 9:16

" I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the Power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."   Romans 1:16