Why should we believe in Jesus?
1. God loves you.
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
2. We are all sinners.
Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
3. Sin has a penalty.
Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
4. Jesus Christ paid the price for our penalty.
Romans 5:8 - “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
5. Salvation is a free gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9 - “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
6. The Christian Bible shows us how we can receive salvation.
Acts 16:31 - “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
Romans 10:9 - “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
7. Our new life in Jesus.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
8. Jesus promised to give us an abundant Christian life.
John 10:10b “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Romans 15:13 - “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”