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Summary: As a Christian it is our duty to share the good news of Jesus Christ, in hopes of leading them to the Lord.

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God’s Purpose:

Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life -- abundant and eternal.

The Bible Says…

“…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1

Of all the things the world needs today, it is peace.

We seek peace in our own lives.

We try to find it in our jobs, in our possessions, in our family, and in our own self-pleasures.

However the only true peace is found in Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“…I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b

Peace and true life is in Jesus Christ. We are all dead in our sins.

Since God planned for us to have peace and the abundant life right now. Why are most people not having this experience?

Our Problem:

Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life.

He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and freedom of choice.

We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way.

We still make this choice today.

This results in separation from God.

The Bible Says…

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

I we listen to the world, it will tell us that it’s OK.

It’s not sin.

This is not your father’s world.

It belongs to you, and you are the most important thing in this world.

Our choice results in separation from God.

People God

(sinful) (Holy)

Our Attempts

Through the ages, individuals have tried in many ways to bridge this gap…without success…

The Bible Says…

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but in the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God; and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2

We think we have the answers to all things.

We apply the wisdom of the world and…

We seek the power within using the Zen.

Zen is really the sin of our flesh.

The Zen and any other religious experience that separates or eliminates God, is the ways of death.

Our iniquities will separate us from God.

Cry out, all you want to but God will not hear you, unless you turn from your iniquities.

There is only one remedy for this problem of separation.

People God

(sinful) (Holy)

Good Works (falls short)

Religion (falls short)

Philosophy (falls short)

Morality (falls short)

God’s Remedy:

The Cross

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem.

He died on the Cross, rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.

The Bible Says…

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ, Jesus.” I Timothy 2:5

There are many religions, but only one God and one mediator and that is Jesus Christ the son of God. The only way to God!


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