Has anyone ever told you the Good News of what God has done for us?*
God made the universe, the earth and everything in it. Everything was perfect when He made it. His highest creation was man and woman. He made them to have a relationship of love with them, and to have them rule over His creation.
The first couple disobeyed God, and things went bad from there. Creation became broken. Relationships between people were broken. And mankind’s perfect relationship with God was broken. Guilt, shame, and fear came upon us. Because of our disobedience, we earned for ourselves eternal punishment and separation from God.
God still loved people, and promised to one day send someone who would make things right again. About 2000 years ago, God sent His Son Jesus to earth as a human. Jesus lived a perfect life, loved people and did many miracles. Jesus told people to turn from their old life and to follow Him because He was the way back to God.
Eventually He was killed on a cross, but not for any wrong He had done. When Jesus was crucified, He took the sin of the world, with its guilt and shame, upon Himself. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead showing Himself to be Lord and Ruler over everything. Jesus went back to heaven, and one day He will return to judge the world, and set up His eternal Kingdom of justice, peace and joy.
If you believe this good news about Jesus, you can have your relationship with God restored! God says to repent of your disobedience, acknowledge Jesus as Lord, and be baptized. Then your sins will be forgiven, you will receive the gift of the Spirit of God, and you will have eternal life. It's the beginning of a whole new life for you!
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* See Genesis 1-3; Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 4:23-24; John 14:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 2:36-41; Acts 17:30-31