For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3: 16-17)
God loves you so much that He sent His only Son to die on a Roman cross, a sinless offering without blemish. Christ was the payment for our salvation, paving the way for us to come to God. Jesus was persecuted, beaten, humiliated, and put to death for each of us.
C is for Christ
Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross.
"But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!" (Romans 5:8)
R is for Reason
The reason Christ died is for sin
"For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous [Jesus] for the unrighteous [us], that HE might bring you to God..."(1 Peter 3: 18a)
o is for Outcome
The outcome of sin is death
" The wages of sin is death..."(Romans 6: 23a)
S is for Substitute
Jesus was our substitute on the cross
"He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (1 Corinthians 5:21)
S is for Salvation
Because Jesus is our substitute, He is the only one who can offer salvation. Salvation includes forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life.
" Repent and turn back, that your sins may be wiped out..." (Acts 3: 19a)
"To all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name"(John 1:12)
Christ suffered bled and died, a sacrifice for our sins. He was buried in a borrowed tomb, raised from the dead three days later, conquering sin and death for all who will receive Him. This is God's free gift of love.
How can you receive God's free gift of love?
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10: 9-13)
A person receives God's free gift of love and life by placing faith in Jesus Christ. To believe is simply to take God at His word. With our heart we believe that Jesus is God's Son who died for our sin on the cross and arose from the grave to live in us as Savior and Lord.
Do you acknowledge that your are a sinner?
Do you believe by faith that Jesus, God's Son, died for your sin on the cross?
Will you now confess Him as your Savior and Lord?
If you answered yes to the questions above, please pray this prayer:
Father God, I confess to you now that I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. I believe in your Son, Jesus Christ, and that He died on the cross a sacrifice for my sins. I believe that He rose from the grave to be my Lord and Savior. I am asking you now to please forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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