New Life in Jesus
April 27, 2009
1 Timothy 1:14-16 (New Living Translation)
14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.
15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.
Jesus has paid the price for our sins. Whenever we miss the mark of perfection of Jesus, we have forgiveness and a clean screen. All you have to do is accept,confess , and believe.
Accept: Recognize God loves us so much he sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead to defeat death once and for all.
Confess: Agree with the Lord we are eternally lost and deserve eternal separation in a literal place called Hell. We must not only recognize we are sinners, we must stop and turn away from our sins.
Believe: Put your trust and faith in Jesus. Like a birthday present, God has a gift for you(Jesus) now will you choose to open the gift. The gift does you no good if it remains unopened.
Just call upon the name of God to open the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. When you receive Him in your life. You are clean and a brand new creation.
Yes as long as we are in these flawed bodies we will slip and fall. Yet, because Christ has taken residence in our lives, we are forgiven and being daily made into the likeness of Christ.
Here is a website for further information how you can make this decision to invite Christ into your life.
Greg Laurie will guide you in much more detail into what it means to be a Christian and experience a brand new life in Jesus.