Fantastic Fact 4
Only when we have accepted Jesus, God’s gift, can we know and experience God’s love and wonderful plan for our lives.
RECEIVING JESUS MAKES ME A CHILD OF GOD
“Some people did accept Him. They believed in His name. He gave them the right to become children of God.”
John 1:12, NIVrv
WE RECEIVE JESUS THROUGH FAITH
“God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from any-thing you do. It is God’s gift.
It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.”
Ephesians 2:8-9, NIVrv
How do I accept God’s gift? But, what are we saved from?
We’re saved from going to the devil’s place, and from a lonely life separated from God.
WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS, WE EXPERIENCE A NEW BIRTH
“Jesus replied, “What I’m about to tell you is true. No one can see God’s kingdom without being born again.”
John 3:3, NIVrv
I RECEIVE JESUS BY INVITING HIM THROUGH THE DOOR OF MY HEART
Jesus speaking, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.
If any of you hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in...”
Revelation 3:20, NIVrv
Receiving Jesus means turning to God and being sorry for our sins.
It means trusting Jesus to come into our Hearts and lives, to forgive our sins, and to make us what He wants us to be.
Just to agree in our heads that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
and that He died for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to just have happy and good feelings about Him.
We must make a DECISION to receive Jesus by faith. We must CHOOSE to believe, and then show that we
believe by obeying Him and living everyday for Him. These two girls show two kinds of lives.
I AM IN CHARGE OF MY HEART. I DO WHAT I WANT TO DO.
I do only what I want to do. I control my own thoughts and actions.
Because I am in charge of my life, I am often unhappy and frustrated.
GOD IS IN CHARGE OF MY HEART. I DO WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO DO.
Jesus helps me make the right choices. My thoughts and actions are controlled by Him.
Because He is in charge of my life, I am