Living Life to the Fullest

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“Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19b

Empty. As the women looked at the place where Jesus’ lifeless body had lain, they must have felt as empty as the very tomb in which they stood.

Yet in the midst of their desperation, “suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!’” (Luke 24:4-6)

Jesus rose from the dead that Easter morning, and He is alive today and forever! Because Jesus lives, you too can live eternally and abundantly.

Without Jesus, we are all separated from God. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” As sinners, there is nothing we can do that will ever be good enough to save ourselves. But God has given us a gift—the gift of eternal life through Jesus. According to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus paid the price for our sins through His own death on the cross and His resurrection three days later. Because of this, it is only through Jesus that we can be saved from the punishment of sin and have eternal life with Him.

Right now, you too can have eternal life through Jesus! Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” You may use this sample prayer as a guide:

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that there is nothing I can do to earn my way into Heaven. I believe that Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection paid the penalty for my sins. I now accept Your gift of salvation from sin and receive You as my Savior. Thank You for forgiving my sins and saving me by Your grace. Help me to follow You from this day forward. In Jesus’ name I ask these things, Amen.

According to Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” If you accepted God’s gift of life, please let us know so we can pray for you and help you grow in your new life in Him.

Scripture references were taken from the New International Version (1984)

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