Hope has a name. Jesus.
The just and gracious God of the universe looked upon hopelessly sinful people and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to bear His wrath against sin on the cross and to show His power over sin in the resurrection so that all who turn and trust in Him will be reconciled to God forever.
1. THE CHARACTER OF GOD
(Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7)
God is the holy, just and gracious Creator of all things.
Realize that we belong to Him, are accountable to Him, and are created to glorify Him.
2. THE SINFULNESS OF MAN
(Romans 1:21-25, 3:9-20, 3:23, 6:23, Matthew 13:49-50, Revelation 21:8, 1 John 1:8-9)
We are all guilty of sin and deserve eternal death in Hell.
Admit areas of rebellion, be honest with God about sin, confess sin, and turn from it.
3. THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST
(Romans 3:21-26, 4:25, 5:6-10, 5:18, 8:1-4, John 14:6)
Jesus Christ alone is able to remove our sin and reconcile us to God through His death. He alone satisfies the wrath of God for our sins.
Recognize that we are helpless to be reconciled with God apart from Jesus Christ.
4. THE NECESSITY OF REPENTANCE AND FAITH
(Romans 1:17, 3:20-31, 4:22-25, 6:11-14, 8:10-11, 10:9-13, Matthew 4:17, Luke 13:3, Acts 3:19, Acts 17:30)
Repentance and faith that leads to salvation involves turning from sin and self-sufficiency. We turn to Jesus and trust in Him as Lord, confess Him as Lord and Savior. Live a life of following Jesus and His commands until death.
Faith that leads to salvation involves turning from sin and self-sufficiency. We turn to Jesus and trust in Him as Lord, confess Him as Lord and Savior.
5. THE URGENCY OF ETERNITY
(John 3:14-16, 36, John 10:27-30, 17:3, 1 Timothy 1:16-17, Romans 10:9-10, 1 John 5:11-13)
Our eternal destiny is dependent on our response to Jesus.
Cry out to God to save you of your sins, put your faith in Jesus Christ and confess Him as Savior and Lord.