You're not here by accident. Jesus loves you, and He
wants you to have a personal relationship with Him.
There is just one thing that separates you from God.
That one thing is sin.
People tend to divide themselves into groups - good
people and bad people. But God says that every person
that has ever lived is a sinner, and any sin separates
us from God. That includes you and me.
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory
of God." Romans 3:23
According to man's rules, people should be punished
or rewarded according to how good they are, and it might
be hard for you to understand how Jesus could love you
when other people don't seem to. But I have great news
for you! Jesus DOES love you! More than you can ever
imagine! And there's nothing you can do to make him
Are you thinking that you should make things right in
your life before you come to Jesus? Many people feel
that way, but that's not what God says!
"God demonstrates His own
love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us." Romans 5:8
For you to come to God you have to get rid of your sin
problem. But God says that you can't make yourself right
with God by being a better person. God wants to save
you JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!
"He saved us, not because
of righteous things we had done, but because of His
mercy." Titus 3:5
It's God's grace that allows you to come to Him - not
your efforts to "clean up your life" or work
your way to Heaven. You can't earn it. It's a free gift.
"For it is by grace you have
been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one
can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
For you to come to God, your sin must be paid for. God's
gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for
"For the wages of sin is
death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus
Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving
His life on Calvary's cross. God brought Jesus back
from the dead and paved the way for you to have a personal
relationship with Him through Jesus.
All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift
that Jesus is holding out for you right now.
"If you confess with your
mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your
heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and
are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess
and are saved." Romans 10:9-10
God says that if you believe in His son, Jesus, you
can live forever with Him in glory.
"For God so loved the world that He gave his one
and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16
Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that
Jesus is offering you right now? If it is your sincere
desire to ask Jesus to come into your heart as your
personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God from your
heart through the Sinner's Prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do
not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and
rose from the grave to purchase a place in Heaven for
me. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life,
forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust
in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free
gift of eternal life."
If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please
let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done
in your life and help you to grow spiritually.
If you have questions or concerns you would like help
with, please call or write and let us know. We're here
to help you understand the love that Jesus is offering
you for free, no matter who or where you are.
E-mail the Southern Baptist
SBC online, call (615) 244-2355, or write to:
Southern Baptist Convention
901 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Ephesus Baptist Church, call (434) 689-2315, or
write to us at:
Ephesus Baptist Church
4198 Goodes Ferry Road
South Hill, VA 23970