How to Accept Christ

The Choice

God’s Plan
Man’s Plan

God’s Dilemma: God loves us and doesn’t want anyone to be lost. Yet God is holy and just. He must judge sin. 
2 Peter 3:9, Habakkuk 1:13
Man’s Dilemma: All fall short. Will man honestly admit his sin or will he try to hide it or try to compensate? 
Proverbs 28:13, John 3:20
God’s Solution: Provide a substitute to take the punishment we deserve for our sins. Jesus is our Sin-Bearer –He bore our sins by dying on the cross. 
I Peter 2:22-24, Matthew 2:46,  Isaiah 53:5-6
Man’s Solutions: Either deny sin, shift blame on others more sinful, or try to compensate by doing “enough” good works. 
Luke18:9-14 & 18-19, Genesis 3:6-12
Does God’s Solution Work? Yes! Jesus proved it by rising from the dead. He died with our sins upon Him. He rose the third day, proving forgiveness and new life is possible. By rising from the dead, Jesus also proved that He is who He claimed — The Son of God. 
Romans 10:9, John 14:9,11, John 10:30
Does Man’s Solution Work? No. It’s already too late. For example, if a man steals one item and not a hundred like the “bad” sinner–he still has broken God’s law–“Thou shalt not steal.” It just takes one single sinful action to break God’s law. God’s standard is perfection. We may be able to fool others, but can we fool God?
Romans 3:20, Matthew 5:20,48,  James 2:10, Galatians 6:7-8
You can receive God’s Gift of Eternal Life. Forgiveness of sins and new life is available as a free gift. It comes by placing your trust in Jesus Christ. He gave His life for you–invite Him into your life. 
Revelations 3:20, John 3:16, John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, I John 4:19
Man’s Plan is a Dead End. When driving a car, what does the driver do when he reaches a dead end? Common sense tells him to turn around. 
Proverbs 16:25, Hebrews 3:15,  2 Corinthians 5:20, Acts 3:19,  Matthew 7:13-14

 

You have everything to gain and nothing 
of real value to lose. 
Romans 6:20-21
You have everything to lose and nothing to gain.  
Mark 8:36-37. Luke 16:19-31

We suggest you pray this prayer of trust,

“Lord Jesus, I recognize I have sinned. I know I deserve God’s just judgment. I recognize you took my punishment when you died on the cross for my sins. Thank you for offering forgiveness and new life as a free gift. I receive it now by faith. I know you are risen from the dead. I invite you into my life. I want a personal relationship with you. Thank you for being my Lord and Savior. You gave your life for me, I give my life to you. Amen.”
See I Corinthians 6:20, I Peter 2:1-3, Ephesians 4:15, Acts 2:41-42