Re:  Your Life
Subject: Good News and Bad News

First the bad news:  You're gonna die.
Sure, it may not be tomorrow, or the day after, but sooner or later,
it's gonna get you. You may work out at the gym, go jogging or see
your Doctor regularly. You may look great, wear the latest fashions
and drive a fancy car. Sure, it may be 30, 40 or 50 years
till your friends gather around your coffin, but the day is coming.
Why will you die?  Hear what God says about it:
"Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin,
and in this way death came to all mankind, because all sinned"

(The Bible book of Romans, 5:12)

Now the Good News:  You can live forever.
Wait- Before you think I'm one banana short of a bunch,
remember what God says about why we die: We Sin.
The result of your sin is death. Your death, . . .or . . .
maybe you can get someone else to die in your place . . .
"But God showed his own love for us this way:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"

(The Bible book of Romans, 5:8)

God the Father loves you so much that Jesus Christ
left His place in heaven, put on human flesh and allowed
Himself to be crucified, killed, so that the punishment of death
for your sin could be paid by Jesus, instead of you. Listen:
"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"

(The Bible book of John, 3:16)

God offers to forgive your sin because of what Jesus did.
In that way, the part of you that's really YOU, your Soul,
will live on forever with God in heaven. But you see, it's an offer . . .
you must accept it to get the eternal life. The offer is for everyone,
no matter who you are: Black or White, Asian or Latino.

How do you accept the offer of Jesus? God's Word says:
"To all who received him, to those who believed in his name,
he gave the right to become children of God"
 John 1:12

"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved"  Acts 16:31

Here's the main thing:
You'll never be "good enough" to get into heaven. No one is.
Recognize, believe and accept Jesus the Messiah
as the one who paid for your sin.  Pray this Prayer:

Lord Jesus, I need you.  
Thank you for loving me so much that you died on the cross for my sin.
Please forgive me of my sins as I turn away from all that displeases You.
Come into my life as my Lord and savior.

If you prayed that prayer and really meant it, you have now been born
again into God's family as one of His Children. (Romans 10:9)

"If any person be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are 
passed away, behold all things become new..." 2 Cor 5:17

Please give the church office a call at 973-743-2400.
They have a booklet that they would like to give you at no charge
to help you begin your new life in Christ. Just call and ask for the booklet.
Talk to one of our pastors to help you take the next steps;
read God's Word (The Bible) daily, spend time talking with Him in prayer
and meet regularly with other Christians in a Bible believing Church.
May God Bless You,
M.B., a sinner saved by God's grace

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