I'M CURIOUS TO LEARN MORE

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You and I are alike.

You and I, and every other human on planet Earth have three basic needs: the need to be loved, the need to be needed, and the need to be accepted.

What if I told you I knew how you could get all three of those needs satisfied?

What if I told you that I am not selling one single thing?

What if I told you these three needs cannot be earned, because they are simply a gift?

You see, there was a time in my life when I didn’t have the peace, hope and purpose I now enjoy. I was looking at the world hoping there was more to life than this.

But somebody took the time to tell me of a God who deeply loves me and has a purpose and a hope for my life. This wasn’t a far away and distant God, but a God who wanted me to live with Him forever in heaven some day when I die.

But I had a problem. Heaven is perfect and I am not! So I couldn’t get into heaven. But this God made a way for me through His son Jesus Christ coming to earth to die for my sin. Then after 3 days, He rose again, proving He was the real deal.

So I invited Jesus to be in the driver’s seat of my life. I asked Him to forgive me of the junk I had done wrong, and asked Him for the power to live for Him, and not for myself.

And do you know what happened? I received new hope, peace and purpose. It was supernatural. And it hasn’t stopped yet!

So, how about you? Are you ready for a new beginning in life? The Bible says that when we confess Jesus as the boss/Lord of our life, we are a new creation… the old things pass away and everything becomes new!

Here’s a key question?

“What would hinder you from surrendering your total life to Jesus today?”

Fear? Uncertainty? Peer pressure? Or just plain and simple, maybe you avoid thinking about eternal issues? Maybe you think God has too many other important issues to deal with.

Here’s the good news. God loves you! And if we confess our sins to Jesus, He will forgive them all… period… no matter how large or small the sin. Why would you gamble and wait?

Listen as the A,B,Cs tell us how to get to heaven:

Admit I have done wrong. I am a sinner. And God cannot let even one little sin into heaven, or it would no longer be heaven.

Believe in my heart that Jesus literally came to die for my sins, and rose again, proving He was the real deal.

Confess my sin and ask for His great forgiveness. Be willing to turn away from any sin with God’s help. Confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior… my boss.

You can’t clean up your life before you come to God. You must come just as you are. He isn’t impressed with our cleanness or good works, because He is completely sinless. He invites us to be forgiven and free!

So, what do you think? What would hinder you from asking Jesus to be the king of your life today? Nothing?

Then, will you pray this prayer from your heart right now?

Go ahead and pray this aloud right now if you can mean it from your heart:

“Dear Jesus,

I admit I have done wrong, and that I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sin. I believe You died in my place and rose again. So confess my sins to you. Please forgive me and give me a new beginning. I ask You to be the boss and Lord of my heart. Help me now to live for You. I thank You for Your great love and forgiveness. I pray this in Jesus’ name… amen!”

Congratulations! If you meant that prayer from your heart, then God heard you right now. He has forgiven you of every rotten and sinful thing you have ever committed. Whether your sin was small or large, it is forgiven. And now you have a brand new beginning… a clean slate!

And here is how you can keep this love for God fresh and strong:

Read your Bible and pray everyday. I would encourage you to start reading in the book of Saint John. It will tell you all about Jesus and His awesome love for you. And prayer is simply talking to God. Thank Him for the good things in your life, and ask Him for wisdom in the hard things of life.

Find a church to attend that believes the Bible is true, and preaches about knowing Jesus personally like you now do. If you need help finding one, email me and I will help you.

Be water baptized. It will help seal the deal in your heart and your commitment will be stronger. Your church can help you with this.

Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask God to fill you everyday with His Spirit, and to release His gifts in you. The first 5 chapters of the book of Acts will help you.

Tell someone else as often as you can about your prayer today, and how Jesus forgave you.

Now, one more thing. Will you email me today at frostygrapes@oasiswm.org, and tell me of your decision to make Jesus the king of your heart. Maybe this is the first time you have ever done this, or maybe you wandered off spiritually and now have come back home. In any case, I would love to hear from you.

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www.sloppynoodle.com
www.needhim.org
www.oneminutewitness.org
www.oasisworldministries.org


I RECENTLY GAVE MY LIFE TO HIM

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Congratulations!

I am so happy that you prayed to ask Jesus to be the king of your heart. This is a new and exciting beginning for you. I know it took a lot of courage and a little faith, but God heard your prayer.

And since you invited Jesus to be your Lord, He will now give you direction, guidance, comfort and peace. His purposes will now begin to be lived out in your life as you partner with Him each day. The sky is going to look bluer, and the grass greener. And when you have problems, you can run to Him in prayer.

So let’s review how the Bible says we can know we are going to heaven.

I call it the A,B,Cs:

Admit I have done wrong. I am a sinner. And God cannot let even one little sin into heaven, or it would no longer be heaven.

Believe in my heart that Jesus literally came to die for my sins, and rose again, proving He was the real deal.”

Confess my sin and ask for His great forgiveness. Be willing to turn away from any sin with God’s help. Confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior… my boss.

As you now know, you couldn’t clean up your life before you came to God. You had to come just as you are. He isn’t impressed with our cleanness or good works, because He is completely sinless. He invites us to be forgiven and free!

And so, I would guess the prayer you prayed went something like this:

“Querido Jesús,

I admit I have done wrong, and that I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sin. I believe You died in my place and rose again. So I confess my sins to you. Please forgive me, and give me a new beginning. I ask You to be the boss and Lord of my heart. Help me now to live for You. I thank You for Your great love and forgiveness. I pray this in Jesus’ name… amen!” And if you meant that prayer from your heart, then God heard you immediately. He forgave you of every rotten and sinful thing you had ever committed. Whether your sin was small or large, it was forgiven. And now you have a brand new beginning… a clean slate!

And here is how you can keep this love for God fresh and strong:

Read your Bible and pray everyday. I would encourage you to start reading in the book of Saint John. It will tell you all about Jesus and His awesome love for you. And prayer is simply talking to God. Thank Him for the good things in your life, and ask Him for wisdom in the hard things of life.

Find a church to attend that believes the Bible is true, and preaches about knowing Jesus personally like you now do. If you need help finding one, email me and I will help you. Be water baptized. It will help seal the deal in your heart and your commitment will be stronger. Your church can help you with this. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ask God to fill you everyday with His Spirit, and to release His gifts in you. The first 5 chapters of the book of Acts will help you. Tell someone else as often as you can about your prayer today, and how Jesus forgave you.

Now, one more thing. Will you email me today and tell me about your decision to make Jesus the king of your heart? How are things going for you? Do you have any questions I can help you with? How can I pray for you? Maybe this is the first time you have ever done this, or maybe you wandered off spiritually and now have come back home. In any case, I would love to hear from you.

Please email me at: frostygrapes@oasiswm.org, and before you click off this site, here are some other great websites that will help you grow in your new and exciting faith.


I'M NOT INTERESTED

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What would hinder you from truly surrendering your life to the authority and love of Jesus Christ, the only God who died for YOU?

Here’s the reasons some people give:

“I’m not ready.”

Well, are you ready to die tonight without His forgiveness? If not, then you are ready to accept Jesus now. Just as there is a God who loves you so deeply, there also is a devil who hates you completely. He will give you all sorts of reasons and excuses NOT to give your life and heart to Jesus. That’s why the Bible calls him the ‘father of all lies.’

Or, maybe you are not ready to give up some sin in your life. That’s nothing new. We all have to live for Jesus one day at a time. If your favorite sin will keep you away from God’s love and out of heaven, is it worth it? And any sin you give up will be replaced by a far greater joy and peace in your heart. I promise.

Go ahead. Reach out to God in faith, and leave the excuses behind you. He will help you everyday.

“God’s has too many more important issues than my prayers.”

Think about it. Do you think the God Who holds the whole universe together can only answer 20 prayer requests a day? Do you think you have to wait in line, or to clean up your life first before God will hear you?

The Bible says that He doesn’t want even one person (YOU) to miss heaven. If you were the only sinner on earth, He still would have come to earth to die and rise again so you could be forgiven!

He is patiently waiting for you to approach Him. Every morning when the sun rises, He is talking to you and showing you His goodness. Don’t wait another day. You don’t know when your last day on earth will take place. You can be sure you are going to heaven by simply calling out to Him.

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“I’ve sinned too much.”

How much is too much? Does God classify us into ‘bad sinners’ or ‘good sinners?'

According to the Bible, we have ALL sinned, and thus NO ONE can get into heaven, or heaven would not be perfect anymore. Whether our sins seem small or large, we are all disqualified. We are all sinners.

But God’s love covers EVERY sin. Even as Jesus was dying on the cross, two murderers were also being crucified with Him. One mocked Jesus, but the other pleaded with Jesus to forgive Him. And Jesus said He would.

“I’m a relatively good person… certainly not as bad as many people.”

Will your good works get you into heaven? Are you really confident you have done enough good works? There are two areas that are problematic with this approach.

One is the question, how many good works do I have to do to gain access to heaven? What if I am one good work short?

The other difficulty is, ‘if I can get to heaven by my good works, why did Jesus have to come to earth and die?’

The Bible teaches us that we cannot EARN heaven… it is a gift! But I have to reach out and receive it by faith.

Good works are very important, but none of them can erase our sin. Only Jesus and His work on the cross can forgive us.

So, enough excuses? It’s time to call out to God and ask Him to be in control of your life. Ask Him to forgive you and be your Lord, Savior and boss of your life. It WILL be the best choice you’ve ever made.

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