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The Bible contains both bad news and good news. The bad news is something about you and me. The good news is something about God.  Let's discuss the bad news first.


    1. You Are a Sinner.

         a.  Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

       b. When the Bible says that you and I have sinned, it means that we lie, we lust, we hate, we murder, etc.  The word sin in the Bible actually means "to miss the mark." In other words, God is perfect and we aren't. When the Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," it meant that God has set a standard. That standard is God Himself.  A holy God has requirements for a relationship with Him that none of us can meet.  We need to be as holy as He is holy, as perfect as He is perfect.  But it doesn't matter how religious we live, how good we are, or how hard we work; we cannot meet that standard.  All of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.


    2. The Penalty for Sin is Death.

          a.  Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death."

          b. The bible says that because you and I have sinned, we have earned death. We are going to die and be eternally separated from God.


    1. Christ Died for You.

           a. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we                were still sinners, Christ died for us."

           b. The Bible says that Christ came into the world and He took the penalty for sin that was causing your death. He placed it upon Himself and He actually died in your place. He was your substitute! The third day He rose to prove His claims to be God were true; He rose to prove that sin, death, and the devil had been conquered.

    2. You Can Be Save Through Faith.

           a. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."


           b. The word grace means "undeserved or unmerited favor." Saved means to be "rescued or delivered from the penalty of sin." Now you may be wondering, "What is faith?  The word faith means "trust." Putting your faith in Christ means trusting Him to save you - not trusting your church membership, your good life, or your baptism to get you to heaven, but trusting Christ and Him alone. Your trust has to be in the One who died for you and arose. It is than that God gives you heaven as a free gift.

Receive SALVATION now by repeating the following prayer or by saying a similar one of your choosing.

Prayer of Salvation

   "Dear God, I come to you now. I know that I am a sinner. Nothing I am or do makes me deserving of Heaven. I believe Jesus Christ died for me and rose from the grave.  Right now, I trust Jesus Christ alone as my Savior. Thank you for the forgiveness and everlasting life I now have. In Jesus name,


Praise God!!! You now have received God's FREE gift of salvation that leads to eternal life.


If you have prayed this prayer, please share this with us so we can help you along your journey. Please call montgomery Baptist Church at (301) 528-3535.

God Bless you

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