The best offer ever extended is the opportunity for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Here's how to take advantage of that offer:
Realize that all people are separated from God by their sin
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus Christ died for you in order to end that separation
1 Peter 3:18 - For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.
Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
You need to acknowledge your sin and choose to turn away from it (this is called repenting)
Luke 13:3 - But unless you repent, you too will perish.
Acts 3:19 - Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
You need to believe that Jesus can and will save you from your sins
Romans 10:9-10 - 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.
John 1:12 - Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
You can know for sure that you have been saved
1 John 5:11-13 - And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 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.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Taking advantage of the best offer you will ever receiveGod loves you very much and he would like nothing more than for you to become a follower of his son, Jesus, right now. It is not difficult. In fact, there is nothing you can do to earn salvation. Jesus has paid the price for you by dying on the cross for your sins. No matter what you have done, Jesus wants to make you a new person. All you have to do is ask him.Right now, in your own words, let God know that you are aware of all the bad things that you have done in your life. This is called confessing your sins. Then ask Jesus to take control of your life, to make you a new person and to guide you, starting this very moment. Finally, thank God for loving you enough to not give up on you, but to make your salvation possible through his son, Jesus Christ.
Congratulations! If you really meant what you prayed, then the Bible tells us that there is a celebration going on in Heaven right now - in your honor! We would love to celebrate with you, too.Since you have made this life changing decision, it is very important to take some practical steps that will help you to build your new faith. They are:
Pray every day. It's not fancy, just talking to God like you would your best friend.
Read the Bible every day. Get a version you can understand and start with the book of John.
Get involved in a local church. God intended for us to help one another as we lead a Christian life.
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