How can you have peace with God? It’s easy, you must have FAITH!
F – is for Forgiveness.
We cannot have eternal life and heaven with out God’s forgiveness.
Ephesians 1:7 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace”
The “him” in this verse is Jesus Christ.
A – is for Available.
Forgiveness is available, it's available to all people.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
But it is not automatic.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter
the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father
who is in heaven.”
I – is for Impossible.
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven.
Because of who God is. God is loving and just. His judgment is against sins.
James 2:13 “for He shall have judgment without mercy.”
But also because of who we are! Every person is a sinner.
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
So how can a sinful person get into heaven when God allows no sin in?
T – is for Turn and turn means repent.
We all must turn from something – our sins.
Luke 13:3 “But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
We must all turn to someone! You must turn to Christ only!
Romans 10:9 “That 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.”
H – is for Heaven. Heaven is eternal life.
You can experience heaven with God here and now.
John 10:10 Jesus said “I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.”
You also experience heaven in the here after.
John 14:1-2 Jesus said, “"Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms;
if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.”
So how can you have peace with God, the forgiveness of your sins, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus Christ as your Savior?
By trusting in Christ and asking Him for the forgiveness you need.
So take the step of FAITH or you could say it this way, ‘Forsaking All I Trust Him!”
When you are ready to have FAITH in Christ just pray this simple prayer from your heart and mean it.
“O God I know that I am a sinner and deserve hell. I know that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again for me. I ask you to forgive me of my sin, please come into my heart and take control of my life, in Jesus’ name. Amen”
Let us know if you have decided to turn to Christ in FAITH. We want to help you grow in your FAITH and take the next step with you on your journey of FAITH.
Copyright 2001-2008 LifeWay Christian Resources