Summary: What are the possibilitys?
I. Is it really true that ....
... the all-powerful Creator cares about peons like me?
... hell is a real place of burning fire that lasts forever?
... there is only one God and only one way to get to God?
... Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead?
... the Bible’s principles still work in my family life today?
II. Four logical possibilities ....
Option One: it’s not true, and I live as though it’s not true. Nothingness awaits
Option Two: it’s true, but I live as though it’s not true. Hell awaits
Option Three: it’s not true, but I live as though it’s true. Nothingness awaits but I have had hope & peace
Option Four: it’s true, and I live as though it’s true. Heaven awaits
III. What is the true meaning of life?
A. Searching for happiness apart from God are dead-end paths.
B. The problem is we want to be our own boss. This attitude is sin.
D. Jesus solved our sin problem by dying for our sins, in our place. "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8 (quickview) ) "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23 (quickview) )
E. Forgiveness and heaven are received as a gift -- by trusting in Jesus. "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God..." (John 1:12 (quickview) )
MAIN IDEA: It makes sense to trust Christ to save you.