Step 1: GOD’S PURPOSE: PEACE AND LIFE
God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life-abundant and eternal.
“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1
Step 2: THE PROBLEM: OUR SEPARATION
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We choose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23
Step 3: GOD’S BRIDGE: THE CROSS
Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.” – 1Timothy 2:5
Step 4: OUR RESPONSE: RECEIVE CHRIST
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20