Everyone wants a better life. Have you chosen a path to trade up?
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Rom 3:23
All religions require an earning of God’s favor. The problem is you never know if you have done enough.
Religion = Do Christianity = Done
Jesus did it for us.
Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18
Why Jesus? So we can have a better life.
- It’s a new
…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 1 Cor 5:17
2) It’s a life with a bigger purpose than you.
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Rom 10:9-10
- It’s a life of freedom through God’s grace.
Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless. 19 For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God. Heb 7:18-19
- It’s a life enriched by supernatural
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:16-17
How Do I Trade Up?
- Answer the calling to a new life.
I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Luke 5:32
Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. 1 Cor 15:22
- Choose to give God control of your life.
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 1 Tim 2:6
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Rom 5:11
The choice is yours to make….
Have you had a B/C to A/D moment?