The Purpose Behind Unexpected News
Katie wrote Unexpected News
so you can learn about heaven.
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Did you know you can go to heaven and spend eternal life with God?
But, because we can't be perfect (we lie and steal and break other rules that God has) we can't go. The Bible calls this "sin." Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
That's the bad news, but here's the good news!
God loves you and wants to save you from sin and offer you a new life and the opportunity to go to heaven. John 10:10 says, "I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly."
How did God solve our problem?
God made a way through His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
You see God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth to die on a cross for us. Wow! That's love! And that's how much He loves you and me. To prove God was in control , He then raised Jesus from the dead after three days.
Faith is a decision of your heart demonstrated by the actions of your life. Romans 10:9 says, "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."
Can you ever be good enough to go to heaven?
No, you can't.
You receive this gift by grace through faith alone. Ephesians 2:8 says, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."
Eternal life in heaven is a gift from God and I hope you receive this gift so I can meet you there!
God wants to hear in your heart that you believe.
So, pray this prayer and thank Him for the gift of eternal life.
"Dear God, I know I break your rules and that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is God's son. I believe Jesus died on the cross to take the penalty of my sins. I believe that Jesus came to life on the third day. I believe all of this happened to forgive me of my sins. Thank you for forgiving me of all my sin. Thank you for my new life. I now accept your offer of eternal life. From this day forward, I will choose to follow and obey You."
Katie would like to share in your joy and know of your salvation experience if you prayed that prayer. Please contact her and let her know!
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