The Vital Question Presentation "... that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13). Slide 2 Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God In heaven? If God were to ask you, Why should I let you into my heaven? Slide 3 What would you say? You dont know? Then this presentation is for you Slide 4 We are delighted to bring you the best news you could ever hear The few minutes it will take you to view this presentation could change, not only your life, but also your eternal destiny. Slide 5 Did you know that the Bible tells ...how we can be certain of having eternal life and being with God in heaven? Heres how: There are 5 Great Truths you should know about eternal life. Slide 6 Eternal life is a free gift! The Bible says, The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6: 23). Heaven 1....to be with God Slide 7 And because, HEAVEN IS A GIFT, like any other genuine gift: IT IS NOT EARNED OR DESERVED No amount of: P ersonal effort G ood works or R eligious deeds can earn eternal life. Slide 8 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. (Ephesians 2: 8, 9). WHY is it that no one can earn his way to heaven? The reason is quite simple... Slide 9 MAN THE PROBLEM IS: WHAT WE ARE! MAN IS A SINNER (Man is depraved, not deprived) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3: 23). 2 Slide 10 What is sin? All sin is breaking the law of God. It includes such things as: lying lust cheating deceit anger evil thoughts immoral behaviour and more. AND BECAUSE OF THIS Slide 11 We Are Totally Incapable of Saving Ourselves Helpless YES! Hopeless YES! Yet, this doesnt stop some from trying. Slide 12 If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds, do you know how good you would have to be? The only standard God could accept is absolute perfection. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5: 48). Slide 13 With such high standards, we cannot save ourselves. HOWEVER, IN SPITE OF OUR SIN. THE SITUATION IS NOT HOPELESS. Slide 14 3 God GOD IS MERCIFUL The Bible reveals that God doesnt want to punish us. He is a God of Love For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (unique) Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). But the same Bible tells us that God is Light. Slide 15 The Bible Says...GOD IS JUST! and therefore must punish sin. He says... the soul that sinneth, it shall die. (Ezekiel 18: 4). Slide 16 WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM God loves us and wants us to be saved But He is just and must punish sin. Thankfully, this is a problem God has already solved. How? Slide 17 4 JESUS CHRIST WHO IS HE? The Bible tells us clearly that He is the eternal God yet he became a real man....God was manifested in the flesh... (1 Tim 3:16). He solved this problem in... Slide 18 His life was holy, sinless and pure. But why did He come into the world? Jesus Christ was completely different from you and me Slide 19 THE BIBLE SAYS Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. (1 Timothy 1: 15). He rose from the dead and now offers you eternal life as a free gift. (1 John 5: 13). Slide 20 Jesus Christ bore our sins in His body on the cross and now offers you eternal life (heaven) as a free gift. This gift is received by faith... Slide 21 5 FAITH IS THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR TO HEAVEN. Slide 22 Many people mistake 2 things for saving faith: Saving faith is not mere INTELLECTUAL ASSENT, like believing certain historical facts. The Bible says that the devil believes there is one God. so believing that there is one God is not saving faith. 1. Slide 23 2 Others think faith is an emergency measure in times of crisis for financial, family, or physical needs. But this is temporal faith Now these are good, and you should trust Christ for these, but this is not the faith that saves us eternally. Slide 24 SAVING FAITH Is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and eternal life. It means resting upon CHRIST ALONE and on His sacrifice at Calvary to save you. You give up trusting in yourself or your church or your religion. Slide 25 ...Believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ; and thou shalt be saved. (Acts 16: 31). Nothing else is necessary. Nothing less will do. Slide 26 You have just read the GREATEST STORY ever told about the GREATEST OFFER ever made about the GREATEST PERSON Who ever lived JESUS CHRIST. Its decision time! Slide 27 WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE? Slide 28 Because this is such an important matter Lets clarify just what it involves. It means that you need to: Away from what you can do to what Christ has done for you on the cross. TRANSFER YOUR TRUST Slide 29 Therefore by grace you are saved through faith and that not of your selves, it is the gift of God not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2: 8-9). When The Lord Jesus died on the cross He said It is finished. Slide 30 ACCEPT CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR As many as received Him to them gave He the right to become the children of God. (John 1: 12). Slide 31 He says: Behold I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in unto him (Revelation 3: 20). Slide 32 RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS LORD Give Him full control of your life YOU MUST REPENT Change your attitude to yourself and your sin. Be willing to turn from all known sin in your life and turn simply to Him. Now, if this is what you really want Slide 33 YOU CAN GO TO GOD IN PRAYER Just where you are. You can receive His gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ - right now. Slide 34 For with the heart man believeth unto salvation... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10: 10, 13). Slide 35 If you want to receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, then call on Him, asking Him to save you right now. Slide 36 Here are the prayers of some in the Bible A Tax Collector: God be merciful to me a sinner. (Luke 18: 13). A dying criminal: Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. (Luke 23: 42). Peter A fisherman Lord save me. (Matthew 14: 30). The Lord Jesus said, Ye must be born again (John 3: 7). Slide 37 YOUR SPIRITUAL BIRTHDAY Is a day you will want to remember! To receive eternal life is to be born again. When you were born your name was recorded somewhere on earth. When you are born again you name is recorded in heaven. Slide 38 WHAT ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL BIRTHDAY? Jesus told His disciples Rejoice because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10: 20). Slide 39 Remember! Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10: 13). Slide 40 Having regular fellowship with other Christians is vitally important. Look for a fellowship of believers that If you have trusted Christ as your Saviour a new life has begun. You are a member of a new family. Slide 41 Honours the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. (Philippians 2: 5-11). Slide 42 Believes the Bible is Gods infallible Word and are willing to submit to it. (2 Timothy 3: 15-16). Teaches the vital truths of Christianity. Preaches the gospel of the grace of God - salvation depends solely on what the Lord Jesus did. Keep company with obedient believers. Resolve to submit entirely to the Word of God. Slide 43 Practices what the Bible Teaches (Acts 2: 41- 42) '...Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life'. - (John 4: 13-14). Slide 44 Dont Forget that you are more than a mass of breathing clay. (Genesis 2: 7). Were Serious About Your Safety! Slide 45 Dont Forget that there is something within you that the undertaker cannot bury. (Ecclesiastes 12: 7). Slide 46 Dont Forget that your soul will outlast the mountains which look eternal. (Revelation 6: 14). Slide 47 Dont Forget that you will soon live in that eternity which lies before you. (Job 14 2). Slide 48 Dont Forget that heaven and hell are eternal realities. (Luke 16: 22,23). Slide 49 Dont Forget that you must eternally exist in one or the other when your life here ends. (Matthew 7 : 13,14). Slide 50 Dont Forget that those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ will be lost Forever (John 8: 21). Slide 51 Dont Forget that you will be saved eternally if you come as a guilty sinner and trust Christ as your personal Saviour. (John 3: 16). Slide 52 Dont Procrastinate boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. (Proverbs 27: 1). Slide 53 Dont Forget that now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6: 2). Slide 54 This Presentation was brought to you by people who care. Please visit us online at: www.btwol.com You can contact us by email at: email@example.com Please direct all surface mail to: Bringing The Word of Life, P.O. Box 12, Carrickfergus. County Antrim, BT38 7YD, Northern Ireland. We trust you enjoyed this presentation. Feel free to copy and share with your family and friends.