The Good News

I want to tell you about my favourite thing:  the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

In the Bible it is also called the Good News, and it is good. In fact, it’s the great news!!!

(Romans 1:1-4, Romans 1:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8)

Why is it my favourite?  Well… it’s the single greatest act of love and it was made by the Almighty God.  Here’s what he did…

Jesus came

The God of the universe came to earth in the form of the man we know as Jesus.

(John 1:1-3, John 1:10, John 1:14, John 1:18, John 3:4-8, Genesis 1: 1-2, Genesis 1:26 Philippians 2:6)

Jesus lived a human life

He showed us how to live life with love and compassion.  In the New Testament books of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) we can read about His miracles, His teachings, and how He interacted with others.  It is a wonderful challenge that shows us how to live a life like Jesus: a life of putting God first in all things, and loving and serving others.

(Mark 12: 30-31, Matthew 22:37-40, Luke 10:27, Matthew 23:11-12)

Jesus died

He was executed on a cross even though he had never done anything wrong.  Jesus’ sacrifice took everything we have ever done wrong and cleanses us, if we just believe. That sacrifice was needed so you and I could have a personal relationship with the most holy God.

(Matthew 27:32-66, Mark 15:21-47, Luke: 26-56, John 19:16-42, Romans 3:21-31, Romans 5:8, 1 John 4:10, Isaiah 53, Titus 2:14)

Jesus rose from the dead

He defeated death and gave us the hope and home of eternity with Him.  Heaven is real and Jesus is preparing a place for us there once our time here is over.  All we have to do is believe in Jesus and our eternity is secured with Him – this is so awesome!

(Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20, Acts 2:30-32, Acts 4:32-34, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, John 14:1-4)

Lastly, Jesus sent His Holy Spirit

God here, but this time never leaving and actually able to fill us.  The Holy Spirit teaches us, helps us understand the Bible and works through us so we can be obedient to the teachings of Jesus.

(John 14:26, Matthew 3:11, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:49, John 14:17, John 14:26, Acts 1:5, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4)

All you have to do is believe!  Believe in Jesus and what He did for YOU!!!

Here is a prayer if you would like to accept what Jesus did for you:

Jesus, I believe You came, You died and You rose for me. 

I ask you to forgive all the things I have done wrong and come into my life. 

I give my life to You, believing You are Lord of all and now Lord of my life. 

Amen!

The next steps are easy:

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Get yourself a Bible-there are lots of different versions,

so find one that is easy for you to read and understand. Read it!!

 

 

pray

 

Pray – this is just chatting to God, He loves us to chat and tell Him everything and ask Him to help with it all.

 

 

 

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Find a church – so important to be around others who love Jesus and will help you in your new relationship with Him!

 

 

If you would like, send me an email telling me of your decision and I would love to pray for you and answer any questions if I can!  iamsuzholmes@gmail.com 

This is the best decision you will ever make!!!! 

It’s my FAVOURITE THING!

(These scriptures here are by no means an exhaustive list for these topics)

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