of all, let us say that above all else, our greatest prayer is that you would find
salvation. We have discovered that without a personal
relationship with Christ, everything else is meaningless and void.
The greatest thing in this world for us is that PetSketch.com would help
to lead people to Jesus Christ so that we might spend eternity in heaven
with YOU! We would trade a million portrait sales for one more soul
in Heaven. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour,
please read on and find THE ANSWER, the one and only answer to joy and
peace, that you've been seeking.
Some people think that a personal
relationship with God is something only theologians can comprehend.
Actually, God's plan of salvation is simple enough for everyone to
understand. Salvation is the free gift of eternal life God has prepared
for you and me through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. It is given
to whoever will admit their spiritual need, repent of their sins and
confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
(A): "All have sinned and come short of the Glory of
God" Romans 3:23; "The wages of sin is death (eternal death in
6:23, Revelation 20:14
(B): "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be
saved" Acts 16:3
(C): "...Confess with thy mouth the Lord, Jesus and BELIEVE
in thine heart that God hath raised HIM from the dead, thou shalt be
saved" Romans 10:9
(D): God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
(E): "For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever surely believes in Him shall not perish, but
have everlasting life. For God came not to condemn the world, but that the
world through Him might be saved. He that believes on him is NOT
condemned, but he that believes not IS condemned already, because
he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God";
(F): For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should
boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9
|What is the result of
sin? In Romans 6:23 we read, "The wages of sin is
death..." Everyone of us has missed God's mark. Every one
of us falls short of being perfect. We are getting only what we
deserve and we are bringing judgment upon ourselves. One thing we
need to remember is that God never sends anyone to hell. We
send ourselves there by rejecting His truth. We do not deserve the gift of
salvation. We were still sinners when Jesus died on the cross and
took upon Himself the sins of the world and we still are sinners today.
Everyone that has ever lived, except Jesus, has sinned. But, God
loves us so much, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to enter into
and die in this world of sin. We cannot earn salvation by our good works,
for the Bible says that we are saved by grace.
Since we can never measure up to God's standards on our own, God has
reached out to man. We cannot solve the problem of sin, but God, who
is perfect, can and has. He has become a bridge for us. John
3:16-17 states, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. For God did not send His Son to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.." In Romans 5:8
we read, "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us." If a person acknowledges
that he is a sinner, and he accepts the promise that Christ is the
solution, he is at a crossroads. Either the person must reject God's
solution and accept the consequences, or he must accept Jesus Christ as
his Savior. What must a person do to accept this gift? Simply
receive it! Matthew 11:28-30 states "Come to Me, all you
who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon
you and learn from Me...for My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
His invitation is clear. We must come to Him. All
that remains is a response. If you have never asked the Lord, Jesus, to
come into your life, why not open the door now? You really have
nothing to lose ... except your worries, fears, and guilt. Jesus
says that he is standing at the door of your heart right now, knocking to
be allowed in. If YOU will open the door to Him, He will come
in, (Revelation 3:20).
Because Jesus Christ has already paid the price for our sins, all we
have to do is confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe that God raised Him
from the dead. Are you ready to receive this free gift God has
made possible for us? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? If
you are sincere about this, and you are ready to receive Jesus Christ as
your Savior and Lord, please say this prayer out loud as follows:
Lord Jesus Christ:
Have mercy on me, a sinner. I
confess my sins. I am not proud of them, but I acknowledge them as
sin. I thank You for dying for mankind and arising from the dead for
me. I am a person in need of forgiveness. I ask You to forgive
me and cleanse me from my unrighteousness. Make me the person You
want me to be, the person You have purposed me to be from the beginning of
time. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and
life to You.
Lord Jesus, I accept you as my personal
Savior. Thank You for loving me and caring about every personal area
of struggle in my life. I rejoice that Your blood cleanses me from
my sins. I am filled with the strength of Your Holy Spirit. I
dedicate my life to You and vow to live everyday according to Your Word.
Thank You for giving me another chance. As
your Spirit and Word reign in my life, I rise up above the past, I rise up
above my dilemmas, and I rise up to serve You the rest of my life, in
Jesus' mighty, precious, and Holy name. AMEN
|If you just prayed this
prayer and really meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your
heart! Not only that, but he has forgiven you of all your sin. The Bible
tells us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
God also promises, "As far as the east is from the west, so far has
He removed our transgressions from us." (Psalms 103:12) Your
decision to receive Christ also means that God has written you in The Book
Of Life and you are now going to Heaven one day. That's a LOT to be
thankful for! The Bible also says that you need to confess your
acceptance of Christ with your mouth. Find a Christian friend and do
that. If you don't know any yet, then by all means leave a message
here. That works just as well. Congratulations and welcome to
You need to take some practical steps to grow strong spiritually: read
the Bible, pray, and go to church. Please let someone who is a
Christian know about your decision to accept Jesus as your personal
Saviour. I encourage you to obtain a Bible, and read it (God's holy
word) everyday!. Repent, turn away from sin! Pray to Jesus everyday.
Find a Bible-believing, teaching, and preaching church, and get involved
with the activities. Meet the people, find a close friend in that
church that can hold you accountable for the actions in your life, support
that church through your tithes / offerings, prayer, and fellowship with
the believers. If you do not belong to a church, do not wait to be
invited. You need to take the initiative; call the pastor of a
nearby church where Christ is honored and His Word is preached.
Start this week, and make plans to attend church regularly.
If you need guidance in finding a suitable church or need a Bible, please
e-mail us here at PetSketch.com TM and we will assist you. If
you desire to hear more about God's salvation plan, please call us toll
free at 800-521-8340.
God Bless You!
<>< Jim & Cassandra Whitlock
|THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever,
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