Love Relationship with God & Jesus Christ
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Because all of us have sinned, we are separated from God. Not many people will dispute that they have sinned. We all have personal weaknesses and personal guilt. People are naturally self-
Wage of Sin
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The Consequence of our sin is death. This verse explains one of the most important concepts of the Bible in one sentence. God is holy and perfect, without any wrong. He cannot be in the presence of sin. Because we have all sinned, we are all separated from him. This is much like a limb being cut from a tree; it has been removed from its source of life! We cannot have spiritual life because we have been removed from God because of sin. So if we have all sinned, and God cannot be in the presence of sin, how can we be saved from eternal spiritual death?
The Price paid for sin!
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The penalty for our sin was paid by Jesus Christ. Notice that this verse does not say “God loved us so much that he was really distressed that we were separated from him by our sin.”NO! God demonstrated his love. He did something in history that proved his love; JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US. Despite our sinful condition, Christ died for us. This is the wonderful message of the gospel: God loves us despite our sinful condition. Jesus Christ, the perfect, holy, and sinless God in the form of man. He came to die in our stead, taking the penalty of our sins (death) on himself so that we might live the way God intended for us to live: in total dependence on him and in total obedience to him.
“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
If we repeat of our sinfulness, then confess and trust Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of our lives, we will be saved from the penalty of sin. The gospel offers us a promise, to save us from the penalty of sin; we must believe it. The gospel also offers us a person, Jesus Christ who paid our penalty and who deserves to be Lord of our lives; we must receive him. We invite you right now to pray to God, telling him you’re ready to trust Christ to save you from the penalty of sin and to confess him as the Lord over your life. There is a prayer you can pray right now, but let the words be your own; don’t repeat words as if they were a spiritual chant, but speak them to the personal God who loves you enough to die for you.
Lord, I admit that I have sinned and made myself unclean before you, the Holy God. I understand that I deserve death as the penalty for my sins, and I believe that Jesus Christ paid this price with his blood. I want to turn away from my lifestyle of selfishness and sin; I repent. I confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and I put him in control of my life as my Lord. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
”except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
When we’re water baptized, our sins go into remission. We demonstrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Remission means forgiveness, pardon, and to have your debt canceled. Your old nature is put into remission, and your new nature, the nature of God, is at the forefront. The more you live for Jesus, the less the old nature can show and influence your future. We outwardly show our faith in Jesus Christ. We publicly declare that we are new people with a new outlook on life. Our trust is in our redeemer, the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.