Harmony Baptist Church
Friday, July 28, 2017

A Free Gift

In your personal opinion, what do you understand it takes for a person to go to heaven?

 

FAITH

F is for Forgiveness
We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness.
"In Him (meaning Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins." Ephesians 1:7a (NKJV)

A is for Available
Forgiveness is available. It is---
Available For All
"For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (HCSB)
But Not Automatic
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 7:21a (NKJV)

I is for Impossible
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
God is---
*Love - John 3:16 (HCSB)
*Just -
"For judgment is without mercy" James 2:13a (NKJV)
* Man is sinful
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
Question: But how can a sinful person enter heaven, where God allows no sin?

T is for Turn
Question: If you were driving down the road and someone asked you to turn, what would he or she be asking you to do? (change direction)
Turn means repent.
Turn from something - sin and self
"But unless you repent you will all likewise perish" Luke 13:3b (NKJV)
Turn to Someone; trust Christ only
(The Bible tells us that)
"Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 (NKJV)
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (HCSB)

H is for Heaven
Heaven is eternal life
Here
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" John 10:10b (NKJV)
Hearafter
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, ther you may be also" John 14:3 (NKJV)
How
How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? Forsaking All I Trust Him! Romans 10:9

Pray this prayer, and mean it in your heart, and you will be saved today!
"Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died for my sins, that You were buried, and that You arose from the grave on the third day. I ask You to forgive me of my sin and to come into my heart and be the LORD of my life from this day forward. Thank you Jesus for saving my soul. Amen!"

If you prayed that prayer, will you please contact us and let us know. We would love to pray with you and celebrate what Jesus has done in your life. If you live in our area, we would love for you to come and be a part of our family here at Harmony. If you do not, we want to encourage you to find a local church that preaches and teaches God's Word. It is vitally important that you grow in your walk with Christ. May God bless you as you now serve Him!

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