Hope is Revealed when we learn that Christ died for each and every one of us.  We do not have to endure the punishment of eternal death for the wrong choices we have made, but rather Christ took the punishment for us, and we can be saved by His Grace.  God wants to lavish His Love on you today.  He loves you more than you will ever know or understand. 

The Bible tells us that no one is perfect:

Romans 3:23  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

 

And each one of us deserves to be punished for the wrong things we have done:

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

 

But God LOVES us so much, he didn’t want us to endure what we deserved, so he sent His only Son, who did nothing wrong, to die in our place:

Romans 5:8  “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

 

All we must do to accept His Love is believe in our hearts and declare with our mouths that what He says is true:

Romans 10:9-10  “If you declare 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 profess your faith and are saved.”

 

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done, God wants everyone to accept His Love:

Romans 10:13  “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

Once you have believed and declared that Jesus is the Son of the One True God, the God who created Heaven and Earth, your faith will be strengthened by reading God’s Word, the Bible:

Romans 10:17  “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

 

Finally, it’s important that you surround yourself with other believers to be encouraged and to grow in your relationship with God:

Matthew 18:20  “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

 

Joining us here at Calvary is a great place to start!  We’d love to have you at any of our services.  We want to hear about everything God has done in your life! 

 

Praying to accept Jesus is something very personal.  It is something you should say in your own way as you talk to God.  If you’re not sure how to pray, this is a great place to start:

Dear God, I’m sorry for the wrong things I’ve done.  I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and then He rose from the dead.  I believe that you are the One, True God who made everything.  I want to stop doing things that hurt you and start living for you every day.  Thank you for sending your Son to die for me.  I accept your love and grace right now.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

If you’ve prayed this prayer today, please let us know!  We are so excited for you!!

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