1. We are sinners
Romans 3:23 "because all have sinned, and are destitute of the glory of God,"
We are all sinners, and we are out of the glory of God.
2. The consequences of sin
Romans 6:23 (part one) "Because the wages of sin is death,"
The end of sin is death. Although the path seems pleasant and inviting, anyway in the end there will be bitterness.
3. Christ died for us
Romans 5: 8 "But God shows his love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Christ died to save us, not in our sins, but from our sins and, we were still sinners when He died for us.
4. Christ offers life as a gift
Romans 6:23 (last part) "But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Although the road is uphill, although it is narrow, thorny and tempting, however, eternal life in its end is assured. The gift of God is eternal life. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ bought it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us for it; He is the all in all of our salvation.
5. It is necessary to accept the gift that Christ offers
Romans 10: 9, 10, 13
Verse 9 "that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Verse 10 "For with the heart one believes for justice, but with the mouth one confesses for salvation."
Verse 13 "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
3 important things for those who have received Christ
1. The security of salvation
1 John 5: 12-13 “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the Son of God. "
2. Spiritual food is the Word of God
Job 23:12; Jeremiah 15:16; 1 Corinthians 3: 2; Hebrews 5:13
3. Communion with other believers is necessary