GOD’S WAY TO HEAVEN : GOD’S WAY TO HEAVEN Can we ask you a couple of questions?
How can a person gain eternal life?
How can one go to Heaven? eternal life Heaven Slide 2: People have different ideas about getting to Heaven.
Some people believe they can do just that by… Slide 3: Are these a guarantee?
Click on one to find out more. Good Works The Ten Commandments Religion Sincerity Slide 4: Some believe that the path to heaven is a cosmic scale. Enough good works, like acts of human kindness or charity, can outweigh the bad we have done in our lives, right? Slide 5: Enough good works, like acts of human kindness or charity, can outweigh the bad we have done in our lives, right? But just how much good work is enough to get to heaven? Is there any guarantee? ? Click here to continue. Slide 6: To some people, there might be degrees of sin, from slight to severe. But in God’s eyes, a sin . . . is a sin. Slide 7: Even if you are able to fulfill most of God’s Laws Click here to continue. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles
at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
James 2:10 but falter in one, God’s Word says you are still guilty of breaking all! just one point Slide 8: Of all the world’s religions, how do you know which is the right one? Some believe that after you die, you have to wait in a place of cleansing before you can enter Heaven. Others think that reincarnation is the cleansing path.
What if you were reborn a snail? Edward Cole in ‘The Bucket List’ asks, ‘What would a snail have to do to move up? Lay down a perfect trail of slime?’ You get no guarantees from religion. Click here to continue. Slide 9: So many people today are sincere about what they believe regarding Heaven.
What if they are sincerely wrong?
What if YOU are sincerely wrong?
How can you be sure? Click here to continue. Slide 10: God’s Word makes it clear that none of these things can give us eternal life.
Not good works
Not the Ten Commandments
Not just Sincerity.
So what do we have to do to get eternal life?
There are . . . Slide 11: FOUR TRUTHS
ETERNAL LIFE Click here to continue. Slide 12: 1 GOD’S LOVE AND PLAN God loves you and wants to give you eternal life. eternal life Slide 13: Do you have a son or daughter? Can you imagine giving him or her up for the life of another? God’s love is so great that he gave Jesus, his one and only son, to die for us so that we can have eternal life. eternal life Slide 14: Now, God’s plan didn’t just end with giving us eternal life. He wants our lives to be exciting and full of meaning. But, what keeps us from experiencing the full life God intends? Click here to continue. Slide 15: MAN’S PROBLEM 2 Our problem lies in our sinfulness.
God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. Slide 16: God created humanity to be with him and to enjoy his presence. Only because man willfully disobeyed him did sin enter the world and separate us from God. Slide 17: God’s Word tells us that all of us have sinned. Our sinful desires and thoughts put us in no position to please God, because God hates sin. all Slide 18: It’s a penalty we cannot escape. What is the cost of sin? death Slide 19: sin death Slide 20: In God’s word ‘Death’ denotes a separation from something. In this instance it means a separation from God. Slide 21: What if we take one of these roses and put it in water? Is it alive, or dead? Give it more time, and it will look like this.
A rose cut off from its plant is dead because it’s apart from its life source.
We are like that rose, because sin cuts us off from God. Slide 22: sin death second
death But the ultimate consequence of sin is a fate which God’s Word calls “the second death” Based on this list, there are no ‘safe’ sins. all liars second death Slide 23: Is there any hope for mankind? How can we bridge this gap? Even though we deserve death, God has given us a way out. Click here to continue. Slide 24: GOD’S SOLUTION 3 Jesus Christ is the only answer to humanity’s problem. He said that he is the way – not a way, but THE way. Slide 26: sin death eternal life second death Jesus Christ paid the penalty for sin on the cross. Through
the gap is finally bridged. Slide 27: What guarantee do we have that we are on the right track? That Jesus is the way? When he died, he didn’t stay dead. He rose after three days. This proves that he was the powerful Son of God. raised on the third day than 500 he appeared to more shown to be the Son of God Slide 28: MAN’S
RESPONSE 4 Just knowing these truths is not enough. We need to respond personally to God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ.
How? Click here to continue. Slide 29: God’s Word says that salvation is a gift of God and not a result of human works. Not by religion or by sincerity or by obeying laws – it is available only by God’s grace.
It is something we do not deserve and cannot earn. not by works Slide 30: sin death second
death How do you respond to this gift? faith Slide 31: We must respond in faith.
Faith simply means believing God’s Word and that he will do exactly as he said he would.
This includes the need to acknowledge our sins before him, because true faith involves turning away from what displeases him.
It means surrendering our lives to God. Slide 32: Jesus said, If you and I ask him to come into our lives, he will give us eternal life. I will come in to him. Slide 33: You can receive Christ right now by simply going to God in prayer. Just talk to him. You might not know the words to say, but he looks deep into your heart to see what you are trying to tell him.
You can pray something like this. Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins. Thank you for dying for me on the cross. With your help, I will turn away from my sins. Today I am putting my trust in you as my Lord and Savior and I receive you into my heart. Thank you for forgiving my sins and coming into my life. I accept your free gift of eternal life. Thank you that one day I will be with you in heaven. From this day on, I will follow and obey you. Amen. Click here to continue. Slide 34: If you prayed that prayer, congratulations. What’s happened to you? Slide 35: Because you have accepted Jesus the Son of God, God’s word declares that you have eternal life. he has given us eternal life, Whoever has the Son has life; Slide 36: We’d love to get to know you. We want to help you learn more about God and his gift of life. We can also clarify things regarding this life-changing decision. Visit us at www.ccf.org.ph.
Or, come attend a worship service on Sunday and meet people who have decided to follow Jesus Christ.
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