It’s a Step of Faith

KEY QUESTION

In your personal conviction, what do you think it takes for you to go to Heaven and have eternal life? The Bible teaches that:

F  is for forgiveness

Everyone needs forgiveness.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24

A  is for available

God’s forgiveness is available to all, but it is not automatic.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

 I  is for impossible

According to the Bible, it is impossible to get to Heaven on our own.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

SO HOW CAN A SINFUL PERSON HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND ENTER HEAVEN?

 T  is for turn

If you were going down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would he or she be asking you to do? Change direction.

To turn means to repent, that is to turn away from sin.

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

HERE IS THE GREATEST NEWS OF ALL.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:9-10

WHAT HAPPENS IF A PERSON IS WILLING TO REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR?

H  is for Heaven

Heaven is a place where we will live with God forever.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:3

ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS NOW WITH JESUS.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10

 

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