God has a Plan and a Purpose for your Life
1. God’s Plan is Peace and Life.
God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
Jesus said, “I am come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
“We have peace with God through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1.
2. God’s Purpose: God created you
to love you in a close personal relationship
with Himself, and for you to please and
glorify Him. God wants you to live forever
in heaven with Him
That’s good news, isn’t it? .
But there is a problem
3. Our Problem is Sin.
Sin is disobedience to God. God hates sin.
Sin disrupts God’s purposes and plan for our life.
The Bible says that “all have sinned and fall short
of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.
Our sin separates us from God.
Holy God I Sinful Man
We cannot have a close personal relationship
with God unless God forgives our sin.
We will not be allowed in heaven unless God
forgives our sin.
God says that our sin must be punished.
We cannot do anything in our own power to
get rid of our sin, but God has provided a way
to punish our sin and forgive us.
4. God’s Answer is Jesus Christ.
The only answer to our sin problem is Jesus Christ.
Jesus is God; He is God the Son of God the Father.
Jesus left His Father in heaven and came to earth
to be born as a baby. Jesus lived a perfect
sinless life. When Jesus was 33 years old
He allowed Himself to be nailed to a cross,
where He took our sin upon Himself.
God poured out His wrath against sin upon Jesus.
Jesus who was without sin took the punishment
for our sin and died on the cross.
God can forgive us because Jesus has taken the
punishment for our sin.
The Bible says, “But God demonstrates His own
love for us in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.
But Jesus Christ did not stay dead; God raised
Jesus from the grave and Jesus is alive today
in heaven with God the Father.
Because Jesus has taken the punishment for our
sin, God can offer to forgive us,
but we must accept God’s offer.
5. Man’s Response is:
Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that
He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
Jesus also said, “I am the way and the truth and the
life. No one comes to the Father but by me.” John 14:6.
Jesus made this promise to us: “Behold, I stand at the
door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come into him. Revelation 3:20.
We can receive God’s offer to forgive us and receive
eternal life by trusting in Jesus.
We must turn from our sin to Jesus Christ.
We must open the door of our heart and life and invite
Jesus Christ to come into our life to be the Lord
of our life to control our life.
We must trust in Jesus and Jesus alone for forgiveness
of our sin and for eternal life.
The choice is yours: you can trust Jesus Christ as
your Savior and Lord to forgive your sins and to
grant you eternal life in heaven with Him, or you can
reject God’s offer of forgiveness and eternal life in
heaven and spend eternity in hell separated from God.
If you would like to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord
and Savior, here is what you must do:
1. Admit that you are a sinner and need God’s forgiveness.
2. Be willing to repent, that is to turn from your sins.
3. Believe that Jesus died for you on the cross,
and that God raised Him from the grave.
4. Pray to invite Jesus Christ to come into your life to
be the Lord of your life to control your life.
I can lead you in that prayer. Would you like to
trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
What to pray:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and need your
forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins
and that you raised Him from the grave. I want to
turn from my sins to Jesus. I now invite you to
come into my heart and life as Lord to control my life.
I ask you to forgive my sins and grant me eternal life.
I trust you as Savior and want to follow you as Lord.
I pray in Christ’s name. Amen.
God’s Word Gives Assurance
Did you sincerely pray that prayer?
The Bible says, “Everyone who calls upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13.
The apostle John was an eyewitness to the life, works
and resurrection of Jesus. John writes in the Bible:
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus
is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing
you may have life in His name.” John 20:31.
This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life
with Christ. Here are some things to help you
grow in your relationship with Christ.
1. Read your Bible every day.
2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
3. Tell others about Christ.
4. Worship, fellowship and serve with other
Christians in a church where Christ is preached.
For more information contact your local church where
Christ is preached, and/or (name and address).