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God created all things, the universe and everything in it. God made people. God made you. You are precious to God. God loves you.

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God desires to give you the gift of eternal life. This gift includes an abundant and joyful life on earth which continues forever in heaven with God.

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The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

However, we are not able to receive this gift of eternal life on our own. There is a wide gap which separates us from God.

This gap is caused by our sin. We have all sinned. We have all done, said, or thought all kinds of things which we would call sins even by our own standards, let alone God's standards. Sinful people cannot have fellowship with a holy God. Before we can come to God to receive this gift of eternal life, something must be done about our sin.

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The wages of sin is death.

God sent his son into this world to save us from our sin. Jesus became our substitute and died on a cross. He paid the penalty for the sins of all people.

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He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

Then God raised Jesus back to life. God defeated death. By that same power, God is able to give us eternal life.

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By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

Through Jesus, we now have a way to come to God and receive eternal life. There is no other way.

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Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

We can receive eternal life if we put our faith in Jesus.

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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.

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.