Billy Graham’s message adapted for kids who come to your front door this Halloween.
Step 1 God’s Idea: Peace & Life Forever God loves you, and He wants you to live in peace with Him now and in heaven forever. The Bible Says… “We have been made right with God because of our faith. So we have peace with him through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1 “Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Step 2 Our Problem: Sin Gets in the Way God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him. Instead, He gave us a brain and freedom of choice. But we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways. This is called sin, and it pushes us away from God. The Bible Says… “All have sinned and are not good enough to share God’s divine greatness.” Romans 3:23 “It is your sins that separate you from your God. The Lord turns away from you when he sees them.” Isaiah 59:2
Step 3 God’s Answer: The Cross Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of being cut off from God. He died on the cross and rose from the grave to take the punishment for our sin. That’s how He is able to bring us back together with God. The Bible Says… “But Christ died for us while we were still sinners, and in that way God showed how much he loves us.” Romans 5:8 “There is only one God, and there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus…” 1 Timothy 2:5 God has opened the way for us… Now we must choose…
Step 4 Our Part: Accept Jesus We accept Jesus Christ when we believe His message and trust in Him alone to save us. The Bible Says… “Everyone who believes in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.” Acts 10:43 “Yes, everyone who trusts in the Lord God will be saved.” Romans 10:13
How to receive Jesus: 1. Admit your need (I am a sinner). 2. Be willing to turn away from your sins. 3.Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. You can invite Jesus to come in and control your life. (Pray to receive Him as your Savior.)
What to Pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. I want to turn from my sinful ways and follow You instead. I invite You to come into my heart and life. Amen.
God’s Gift to Us: His Word—The Bible If you asked Jesus to come into your life, do you know what He has given you? The Bible Says… “Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not death, life, angels, or ruling spirits. I am sure that nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us or nothing below us—nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 “We have been made right with God because of our faith. So we have peace with him through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1 “Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write this letter to you who believe in the Son of God. I write so that you will know that you have eternal life now.” 1 John 5:12-13 When you receive Jesus, you are born into God’s family through the work of the Holy Spirit who lives in every believer…this is called “new birth” or being “born again.”
God bless you as you begin your wonderful new life in Jesus Christ.
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