Why did Jesus have to die?
Because every man is born a sinner
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
Because of God’s character, He does not tolerate sin, and the punishment for sin is DEATH.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned–
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God’s earnest desire is for all sinners to be forgiven and saved.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, Who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
How can man be saved from this punishment?
Man cannot save himself from punishment.
Hebrews 10:4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– Jesus is THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION.
Acts 4:10-12 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified but Whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God’s plan of saving mankind: Through faith in Jesus Christ’s DEATH AND RESSURECTION.
1 Pet 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,
1 Thes.4:14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.
What should I do now?
Believe that you NEED Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
John 5:24 “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
Rom. 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when His righteous judgment will be revealed.
Accept Jesus as YOUR PERSONAL Lord and Savior.
Confess, repent of or TURN AWAY FROM your sins and RETURN TO God.
Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Isaiah 44:22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
Be WATER baptized.
Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “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.