The Church on Mariposa!
7405 Mariposa Ave, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610 (916) 725 - HOPE (4673)
Answer these questions:
Will you go to Heaven when you die?
What do you think it takes to get there?
God wants you to go to heaven.
No matter what you've done, who you've done it with or how many times you've done it, God wants you to go to heaven.
He even said it's not hard to get there. He even says it's a gift. (Romans 6:23 - the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.)
He also said He's preparing it for you.
(John 14:2 - I am going there to prepare a place for you)
We've got a problem.
We can't get there on our own.
We need help.
We cannot save our selves.
(Ephesians 2:9 - "not by works so that no onecan boast.")
We've sinned (done things we shouldn't).
(Romans 3:23 - "All have sinned and fall short of what God really wants us to be.")
We actually deserve the worst.
(Romans 6:23 - "the wages of sin is death.")
God takes care of our problem!
No matter what, God can take care of our problem. He does it through His Son Jesus.
Jesus died on the cross to take care of our problem.
(1 Peter 3:18 - "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.")
Jesus can do that because He is God and became a man.
(John 1:1, 14 - "1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.")
Jesus not only died but he raised Himself from the dead (no kidding!)
(Romans 4:25 - "He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.")
You need to make a decision.
No one can make the decision for you.
We can know all about God wanting us to go to heaven, our problem of not being able to get there on our own and God taking care of our problem but...,
IF WE DO NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, IT WILL NOT BE DONE!
"What do I do?"
You need to place your faith in Jesus - Believe He can take you to Heaven.
(Ephesians 2:8 - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.")
Faith is not just believing facts about Jesus.
(James 2:19 - You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that -- and shudder.")
Faith is putting our total trust in Jesus to get us to Heaven.
(Like boarding an Airplane - you're trusting the pilot to get you to your destination.)
So is that all?
Well, you need to at least tell Him...