Cornerstone Baptist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Teach Us to Number Our Days

 

   

Merry Christmas!

 

For unto us a child is

born, unto us a son is given: 

and the government shall

be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall be called

Wonderful,

Counsellor,

the mighty God,

the everlasting Father

the Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

 
~ ~ ~
 
Thankful
 
for the
 
Commitment
 
of those who
 
Serve and Protect
 
Us!
 
  
    
 

    

 

Roadmap to Heaven

When you stand before God, are you 100% sure you will go to heaven? The Bible says you can be!

"These things have I written... That ye may know that ye have  eternal life." I John 5:13

You need to do the following:

  1. Understand where you stand with God.

  • God loves mankind and wants a relationship with him.

    • "For God so loved the world..." John 3:16

  • However sin separates us from God.

    • "Your sins have separated between you and your God." Isaiah 59:2

  • This includes you personally!

    • "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

    • Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.

  1. Understand Heaven cannot be earned.

  • Not by doing good things.

    • "Not by works of righteousness...but according to His mercy He saved us." Titus 3:5

    • The penalty of your sins must be paid, but to bypass salvation through Christ and try to work your way to heaven is an insult to God.

  • Pride, self-righteousness and even "religion" can keep you from God -- Beware!

  1. Be willing to change your direction from sin.

  • Sin will take you to hell.

    • "The wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23

  • You must be willing to repent.

    • "Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out." Acts 3:9

    • "...God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." II Peter 3:9

  • Repentance means a change of heart and mind about sin and your relationship to God.

  1. You must trust in Jesus Christ (and Him alone) to save you.

  • A head-knowledge about Jesus Christ will not get you into heaven.

    • "The devils also believe." James 2:19

  • You must receive Jesus Christ by faith as your personal Saviour.

    • "Being justified by faith." Romans 5:1

  • The chance for you to be accepted by God and possess eternal life was paid for by the shed blood of Jesus Christ -- Accept it as a free gift.

    • "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

    • "In Him we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:14

    • "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." Romans 10:9

    • "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

1 Peter 3:15 "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"