We all lose hope, but the biggest thing that kills hope is our sin. This same sin--our disobedience and our rebellion aganist God--leads to death. Unlike sports teams, we don't have a 'next season", this life is it. So what hope do we have beyond this life?

Jesus Christ, God's Son,  did the most amazing thing. He died on the cross to forgive our sins, and God raised Him from the dead. How does that give us hope? Jesus removed our sin, conqured death, and offers us eternal life. We no longer need to fear death; rather, we can have the sure hope of eternal life in spite of our past sins and failures.

To embrace this eternal life is to put your faith in Jesus Christ. Admit to God that you are a sinner; ask Him to forgive you of all your wrong things you have done and all the right things you have not done. Turn from the sin that has kept you from God and accept Jesus' gift of forgiveness and new life in Him.

Express your repentance and faith by praying something like this:

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died to forgive me of my sins. I'm sorry for all the wrong I've done, all the wrong I've thought, all the right I did not do. I now accept Your gift of eternal life through Your Son Jesus Christ. Thank you for new life and for allowing me to be Your child. From this day forward, I choose to follow You as my God, Jesus as my Savior and the Holy Spirit as my guide. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen"

Share your decision to follow Christ with us or with another New Testament, Bible believing church. Express your faith by being baptized, Get involved in a church that will help you grow in your faith and keep on keeping on!

Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14,29; 3:3-21,36; 5:24; 10:9,28-29; 15:1-16; 17:17; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3ff.; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18,29-39; 10:9-10,13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18,30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 3:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-9; 9:24-28; 11:1-12:8,14; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.

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