I. Man Separated from God
A. Introduction What is the source of our problems? Mankind has become separated from God B. God Light represents God, 1 John 1:5 God's purpose for man: eternal life C. Sin enters the picture Man disobeyed Sin is breaking God's law Man now in sin All have sinned, Romans 3:23. Sin separates God is holy Sin's punishment is death, Romans 6:23. D. Is there a solution? But God loves us
II. Christ on the Cross
God sent his only Son Jesus bore the penalty for our sin God demonstrated his love, Romans 5:8
III. The Tomb
Jesus placed in a tomb. A stone place over the tomb That's not the end of the story.
IV. Christ is Risen
An angel was sent to roll the stone away. God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus paid sin's penalty, was victorious over death
V. From Darkness to Light
The way opened to restore our relationship with God Jesus is the way, John 14:6 The opportunity to receive forgiveness & eternal life It's not enough to just know these truths
VI. Heaven or Eternal Fire
Faith in Jesus results in eternal life otherwise God's wrath remains Decision: receive or reject? Would you like to place your trust in Jesus now?
VII. Preparation for Prayer
Repent Believe Confess Romans 10:9, 10.
VIII. Prayer for Salvation (Instead of memorizing the prayer of salvation just carry a card with the prayer printed on it so you can read from the card as you pray.)
IX. Assurance of Salvation
1 John 5:13 John 1:12
X. Now that you have received Eternal Life
1. Practice showing God's love to others 2. Prayer is our direct line of communication to God 3. Read, study and mediate in God's word 4. Meeting and participate with other believers 5. Tell others about the message of God's love