How To Get To Heaven
To be rescued from the penalty of sin, I need to realize…
1. God Loves Me
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
2. I Have Sinned
Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
3. Christ Died For Me
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
4. I Receive Him
John 1:12 – Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
5. I Am Saved
Revelation 3:20 – Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in….
Luke 15:10 – In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Assurance of Salvation
Hebrews 13:5 … because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Dealing with Temptation
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.