THIS is because of Easter, my friend.
New Life! The celebration of our Savior’s Resurrection. The promises it brings. To you. To your children. To me. To my children.
New Life in Christ!
The old is gone! The new has come!
And it’s all because of Jesus!
This is my daughter, Amber, and my son-in-law, Jesse! This is their new life in Christ!
You may have heard about Jesus and have wondered how you can truly know you are a believer – a Christian. It’s not by your “works,” my friend. It’s not by what you do. The “Law” given in the Old Testament was God’s plan for that time period. It showed us that no matter how hard we tried, we could not follow the “Law” completely. We needed a Savior, and that Savior is Jesus Christ!
The Bible is full of Jesus!
(Old Testament and New Testament)
Perhaps you’ve heard or memorized a well-known Bible verse, John 3:16: God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will have life forever!
Wow! Isn’t that awesome?
God loved you so much that He gave Jesus for you! Jesus suffered and died on a cross, was buried, then rose from the grave three days later. He now sits at the right hand of the Father – and an entire, awesome eternity is planned for us!
When I was young, I learned about God’s plan of Salvation through what was called the “Romans Road.” It includes some verses from the Bible that show us how to become a Christian, so I am going to use those verses (from the book of Romans) to show you God’s plan:
~ We sin. No matter how hard we try, we can never be good enough for a Holy God. (Romans 3:23)
~ We were lost, but God’s gift to us is eternal life through Jesus! (Romans 6:23)
~ 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. (Romans 10:9)
So becoming a Christian involves recognizing that we fail – are sinful; realizing that Jesus Christ came to save us and give us eternal life; and confessing and believing!
It’s a grace thing! God is merciful!
Say a prayer, something like this:
Lord God, I know that I’m a sinner, but I trust that Jesus Christ died on the cross for me and rose from the grave three days later. Thank you for your gift of salvation. Help me to be the kind of Christian you want me to be. In Jesus’ name.
It’s not by coincidence that God has led you to this site, to His Word, and to His plan for you today. Isn’t He wonderful? When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, God sends His Holy Spirit to fill you. You are a new creation!
Now, I encourage you to delve into God’s Word – the Holy Bible – and read, read, read more about Him – and to pray, pray, pray to Him. You’re going to learn about how much He loves you and wants to bless you!
Tell someone about your decision today! I would love to hear from you through “comment” or message!