We all have done things that require forgiveness. Maybe you lied to your friend or hurt someone, or stole something. You know in your heart that these actions are wrong.
The Bible calls these actions sin, and the Bible says that sin separates us from God. But God loves you and wants you to have freedom from the guilt and shame of sin and to be reunited with God. Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” He will forgive you if you accept his plan for forgiveness
But let’s back up a little bit.
It started when the first man and woman broke their relationship with God by disobeying Him.
They turned their back on God. God called this sin. It was sin that separated people from God.
Sin brought suffering and death into the world.
Yes. The Bible teaches that all people everywhere have sinned against God.
We've not loved and honored God as we should. Instead, we've chosen to live for ourselves, loving ourselves rather than loving God.
That's why each one of us stands guilty before a holy God deserving His judgment upon our sin.
No matter how hard we try, we can't save ourselves. No matter how many good things we do‐our guilt remains.
Yes. While we were completely without hope, prisoners of our sin and shame, God sent His only Son Jesus Christ into the world to sacrificially pay the death penalty for our sin.
This is how God demonstrated His love and mercy.
The judgment of God that you and I deserve was poured out on Jesus Christ when he died on the cross. Jesus died the death you and I deserve.
Now God's forgiveness for all our sin is feely granted to every one who receives God's mercy through faith in Jesus Christ.
The wages of sin is death for us all. But the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ for all who believe.
This is the truth that can make you free.
Yes. Because Jesus alone conquered the power of sin and death when He rose from the dead. By His victory over death, Jesus has done what we couldn't possibly do for ourselves: He led the way out of death into life.
Jesus says, "I am the resurrection and the life. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die."
The Bible says that, "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life."
Right now God is calling you to turn away from your sinful life and turn to Jesus so that your sins may be forgiven.
In this prayer, I invite you to simply cry out for God's mercy through faith in Jesus Christ.
My Father and my Creator, I've sinned against you. Please forgive me. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus into the world to take the punishment for all my wrongdoing by dying on the cross in my place. I believe that by rising from the dead, Jesus has shown that He alone has the power to save me and give me eternal life. By faith, I freely receive Your mercy, love and forgiveness in the name of Jesus.