The Apostle John wrote a book explaining who Jesus Christ is, why He came from Heaven to the earth,
and why His death on the cross and resurrection some 2000 years ago are so vitally important
to each and every one of us.
In the first chapter of his book, entitled the Gospel of John in the Bible,
John declares that the Word was always with God, and that the Word was God, ever since the beginning.
The Word created all things that have ever been created (including mankind) and is the author and source of life itself.
The Word then became flesh: that is, the Word (God) became a human being, and dwelt among us.
That man was Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, the only Begotten Son of our Heavenly Father. Jesus was and is full of grace and truth.
Jesus lived a perfect life on earth, obeying all of God's commandments, and demonstrated and declared that God loved us.
But Jesus also explained that every man and woman was separated from having a relationship with God
because of the sin in their lives and that they needed a savior to be reconciled to a Holy God.
Jesus is the one and only Savior that God the Father had promised, through His prophets,
to send into the world to redeem mankind from the penalty of sin - which is death and eternal separation from God.
Jesus died on the cross, taking the penalty for our sins, so that our sins could be forgiven by God
and we could be reconciled to Him through faith in what Jesus did.
Those who hear this message and receive Jesus as their Savior and Lord are forgiven their sins and given eternal life
and will dwell in God's presence forever. That is why this message is called the Gospel, which means GOOD NEWS!
Below are the words John wrote about Jesus in the first chapter of his book:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light. [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Consider for a moment that God created all that you can see as well as what you cannot see; He also created you!
He loves you more than you could ever imagine and He wants to have a personal relationship with you so that you can dwell with Him forever and ever!
Jesus came so that you might have eternal life and that your life might be abundant and full of joy.
The gospel (which means good news) can change your life in an instant.
Discover God's incredible plan of salvation and regeneration of fallen man as you consider the important life changing truths contained in the gospel message!
I encourage you to begin by reading the Gospel of John in the Bible so that you can learn more about Jesus
and how His death on the cross and resurrection have made available to you
God's free gift of eternal life, in His very presence, when you believe in Jesus, our Savior.
God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.
How do you do that?
You must first admit that, like everyone else, you are a sinner. Being sinners means that we are imperfect and do wrong;
we all fall short of God's perfect standard. It also means we are separated from Him and deserve His judgment.
But He loves us! God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. He died for your sins.
He was punished so you don’t have to be. Not only that; death did not defeat Him. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, alive again!
Trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice for you is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him.
We urge you to take this step of faith today. To do that, simply talk to God –
this is called praying – and tell Him you believe in His Son. We suggest a prayer like this:
“Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life.
I ask your forgiveness and now turn from everything which I know is wrong.
Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins.
Please come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever.
Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen."
If you prayed this prayer and have received Jesus as your Savior and Lord - WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD!
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May God guide your journey as you seek Him, and lead you to understand the wonderful mercy, grace and love that He has for you!
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