This diagram illustrates sin creates a gap between us and God that we cannot close on our own.
Jesus performed the greatest act of love the world has ever known. He subjected himself to temptation yet did not sin. He endured intense
suffering, a brutal death on a roman cross and the full wrath of God so that we could live with God forever in a loving relationship.
18 For Christ also
suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, 1 Peter 3:18a
Jesus Our Substitute
21 For our sake he
made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the
Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to
Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen
asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
God satisfies his justice and proves his love at the cross where Jesus sacrificed his life for ours. Jesus died in our place to pay the penalty of
our sin and to give us his righteousness (a perfect life record).
This diagram illustrates God's love to pursue people by sending his perfect Son to close the gap between Holy God and sinful people.
God offers a Perfect Life Record
Much like transcripts or resumes are required to gain access to college or be hired at a company, God's word demonstrates we must have
a blameless life record to live with him.
These folders represent two life records:
When we exchange our imperfect life record with Jesus we begin living with God and are no longer separated from Him.
The last point explains how to start living with God.
We Receive Jesus Christ by Faith
8 For by grace you
have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
We Receive Jesus Christ by Personal Invitation
[Jesus Speaking] 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation
Receiving Jesus Christ Involves
Turning to God away from sin and from trusting in yourself. [repentance]
Trusting Jesus to come into your life and in his perfect life alone. [faith]
When we exchange our imperfect life record we are made blameless before God and can start living with Him.
Which life record would you like to have moving forward?
You can start living with God right now by faith through prayer.
Dear God, thank you for
sending Jesus to live a perfect life, to die for my sins and to overcome death. Jesus I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Please forgive my sins and exchange my life
record so that I can live with you, experience your love and fulfill my purpose. By faith, I receive you into my life, choose to follow you and want you to be at the center of my
Does this prayer express your heart's desire? If so, would you like to pray this now? Prayer is talking with God. Jesus will come into your life as he promised
and your life record will be exchanged.
When you invite Jesus Christ into your life and choose to follow him; you become united to God and can live with him forever, experience his love
Did you invite Jesus into your life?