How You Can HaveNew Life In Christ
How Can I Have New Life in Christ?
Consider what a once religious, hater of Jesus Christ said after he found new life.
Paul said, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”
I Corinthians 15:3-4
1. Christ died for sins.
Why did Jesus Christ have to die for sins? Because we all sin and sin has a steep price – death.
Romans 6:23 says “for the wages of sin is death.”
2. Christ died for our sins.
You and I have no way to pay for our sins. Being good, doing good, saying prayers, giving – none of this can pay for sin. We needed someone to take our place to pay for sin. Jesus died in my place.
Romans 5:8 says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
3. Christ was victorious over sin and death!
No other self-proclaimed deity or prophet has ever done this – Jesus Christ alone has risen from the dead. A historical fact witnessed by over 500 people and a narrative repeated faithfully for nearly 2,000 years. Jesus is God and worthy of praise and acceptance as our only Savior.
4. Christ was received.
Paul shared what he first chose to accept – Jesus is the Savior I need. You can have new life, just like Paul, if you will see your need (a sinner deserving God’s punishment) and call out to your only remedy – Jesus Christ, God’s perfect substitute. The Bible says: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.”
5. Christ was shared.
My friend, if you have accepted Christ as your only Savior – telling the world is your calling! Tell someone today what you have received – New Life in Christ – it is needed by all!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
From Our Pastor
“Friend, if you have received NEW LIFE in Jesus Christ we want to encourage you in your new relationship with God through Christ. Let us rejoice with you in your decision to trust God’s Son, Jesus Christ alone for salvation. We would like to equip you to share with others that which you have received.“
– Frank Finney