The GOOD NEWS is that even though we sin, God loves all My Name ________________ My Number ______________ 16100 Hadsell Road, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 of us, for “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Baptist Church begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, Forest Grove www.forestgrovebaptist.org but have eternal life (Jn 3:16). For “thus it is written, that the Sundays at 11:00 & 6:00 Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations” (Lk 24:46-47). Through Jesus we can have the hope of forgiven sins: the hope of a new start in life. Praise the Lord! How can we get this gift of hope in Jesus? The Bible tells us what we need, “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). We repent first by confessing and then by turning from sin. The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9). “. . . and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (I John 1:7). We place our Are You Sure faith in Christ by receiving Him by faith, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). You’re Going Repenting and placing our faith in Christ occur when God renews us spiritually, “Truly , truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven” (John 3:3). to Heaven? What will happen when you repent and believe? God will forgive your sins, as He said, "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25) and He also says, "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, " Though If you died tonight, would you go to Heaven? Are you sure? your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; God says, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. once and after this comes judgment,” (Heb 9:27) Everyone (Isaiah 1:18) If you are ready to repent and believe in Jesus will die and then meet God for judgment and either spend for salvation, use this prayer as a guide. eternity in Heaven or Hell. For God says, “All the nations will “Dear Jesus, I believe that you are God’s Son and I know that be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one I am a sinner and deserve Hell. I know that you died on the another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; cross and rose again for me. I ask you to forgive me of my 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the sins. I want you to come into my heart and take control of my left… 41 "Then He will also say to those on His left, `Depart life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.” from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels… 46 "These will go away Now if you have repented and believe in Jesus, you are saved into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” and will always be saved, as God says, "Even from eternity I (Matt 25:32-33, 41, 46) am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?" (Isaiah 43:13) Jesus will comfort Every one of us sin and have broken God’s commandments, you and help you now in your life. Like a shepherd He will for God says, For all who have sinned without the Law will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under them in His bosom…” (Isaiah 40:11). the Law will be judged by the Law; (Ro 2:12) and all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Ro 3:23) There is If you have given you life to Jesus, you will need to be nothing you can do to save yourself. You cannot be good baptized as a testimony of your new relationship with God enough, for as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, and get involved in a local Bible believing church. This is the NOT EVEN ONE (Ro 3:10). best decision you will ever make. Also let us know of your decision so that we can pray for you and help you grow in You can not get to Heaven by keeping the law because God your new relationship with Jesus. says, nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified (Gal 2:16). So now we know that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 6:23).