"Saturday Night Alive”

   Becoming Friends with God:  1st Admit; 2nd Believe          March 16, 2019

I can have a special friendship with God forever.  But do I want to be a friend with God?  It’s up to ____.  God is the best friend ever.  He loves me the same no matter what I do.  He always forgives me when I ask (repent).  He communicates when I pray & read the B__________.  He always wants the best for me.   Jesus says, “Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” (Rev. 3:20).   Opening the door to Jesus is as easy as A-,B-,C-.  I must A__________ my sin and selfishness, B______________ Jesus died on the cross for me, and C_____________ Him as Savior and Lord (Leader) of my life (repent and turn to God).   

The first step in becoming God’s friend is to _____________ my sin and selfishness which separates me from Holy God.  The Bible says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”  (Rom 3:23)   J__________ is the only one who was perfect and without sin.  No matter who I am or how hard I try, I can never even come close to being perfect.  This is a problem because my s______ and s___________________ put a wall between sinful me and perfect Holy God.  Thankfully God has the answer to my sin problem.  God sent his only Son __________ to die on the cross to break down that wall.  John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the w_________ that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever ___________________ in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

All people are capable of a personal friendship with God no matter how young/old, rich/poor, liked/disliked, etc.  The Bible says, “We are made right with God by placing our faith (belief) in Jesus Christ.   And this is true for everyone who b____________, no matter who we are.”  (Romans 3:22)  But God will not force me to believe in him.  I must c______________ to trust (believe) Him as Savior and Lord of my life.  It is up to me.  It is the most important decision I will ever make for myself.  I must choose wisely.

Table Prayer:  Let’s thank God for His gracious and precious gift of abundant life starting right now on earth and for forever life in heaven with HIM when I A-B-C-. 

 

CHALLENGEHave you chosen Jesus to be the Savior and Lord of your life?  If not, do it now; there’s no better time!! 

Next “SNA”- April 13th Lakelands Park Middle School       

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