Yankton Baptist Church
Friday, October 20, 2017

You can have Eternal Life

How ?

First is to recognize that we've all miss the mark of perfection.  It's even in the Bible; Romans 3:23 (chapter:verse) says, "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  We might have different names for our mistakes, but intentional or not, they're still sin.  All sin seperates us from God and eternal life.

"We've all made mistakes, so what?  There's no big revelation there."  No, but did you know that there is a penalty for our sins?  Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."  There is a penalty for our sins, but there is also a way out.  There is a free gift from God and it's eternal life!  That's awesome.  How did God do that?
 
Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Christ died to pay the price for the free gift He offers to you and me and all of humanity.
 
How can I receive this gift?  Romans 10:9 says, "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved"  Loving God is like being in a good marriage.  We don't just SAY we are married and then continue dating.  We don't get married and then never see one another or never spend any time with one another.  God wants us in the same fashion.  We can't just say we believe and then think something else.  We can't just believe Jesus is God and never tell anyone.  God wants us to say and believe in Jesus Christ. 
 
Why?  John 14:6 says, "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one coems to the Father, but through Me.'"  Jesus is the only way to God and thus the only way to eternal life. 
 
If you like to receive God's free gift of eternal life, please pray: "God I'm a sinner.  I've committed sin and I need You to forgive me.  Heavenly Father, I want to spend eternity with You.  Please help me to receive Your free gift of eternal life.  Become the Lord (or boss) of my life."
 
If you prayed that today, please call the church ((605) 665-7587 or 434-665-2467), leave a message, and let us know about your decision.  We would love to come along side you and celebrate this decision with you.  God bless you.