God is the Master Artist. He created the universe and everything in it, and He made us so we could have fellowship with Him. God loves us and wants us to experience his peace and life-abundant and eternal.
The Bible says:
"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."-Romans 5:1
"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
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."-John 10:10
God created us in his own image to have everlasting life. When we choose to disobey God and go our own way instead of his, this is sin, and results in separation from God.
"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."-Isaiah 59:2
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."-Romans 3:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."-Romans 6:23 (NIV)
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.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me."-John 14:6
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."-Romans 5:8
"Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, ... he was buried, ... he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."-1 Corinthians 15:3-4
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and invite him into our life.
"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
"That 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."-Romans 10:9
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."-John 1:12
Dear Lord Jesus,I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.In Jesus' name, Amen.
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