JESUS

A Message of Love & Hope for the World

As the world’s woes and human suffering seem to worsen by the day, and as people desperately seek an answer, it is my privilege to share with others about THE GREATEST LOVE EVER – God – and how to have a relationship with Him here on earth and forever in heaven.

This world is filled with people, places, and things that offer us LOVE & HOPE – for a while. But everything in this world is temporary, and the LOVE & HOPE we find in this world inevitably come to an end.

But Jesus and the loving forever relationship He wants us to have with Himself and the LOVE & HOPE found in, from, and through Him go on for eternity.

No matter what we face in this life, we can rest assured when we have a relationship with God that He will be with us through it all.

And we can rest assured that as Jesus followers we can experience and enjoy our relationship with God even as we go through life’s trials.

And we can rest assured that as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we can look forward to heaven with God where there will be no evil, hurt, heartache, sickness, sorrow, dying, hatred, suffering, etc. not ever.

Jesus IS and offers us THE GREATEST LOVE EVER, and there is no greater LOVE & HOPE than that  found in Him and a relationship with God forever!

The Greatest Love Ever: The Only Way to God, His Love, Hope & Heaven!

There is only one true God, only one way to have a relationship with God, and only one way to heaven.

God is three in one. God the Father. Jesus the Son of God. The Holy Spirit of God.

Jesus Christ is LORD.

We are all sinners separated from God due to our sins.

The end result of sin is the punishment of death, hell, and the lake of fire in forever torment apart from God.

We will all end up in heaven or hell.

But God doesn’t want us to go to hell. He wants to have a relationship with us on earth and forever in heaven.

We do not deserve God’s love, forgiveness, and the promise of a forever relationship with Him. We cannot ever measure up to God. We cannot earn our way to God and heaven. No amount of good deeds will secure us God’s love, forgiveness and eternal life.

God in His indescribably magnificent love for us made it such that all of this is a gift He offers us.

God loved the world so much He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to the earth to live a perfect life, to the cross to die to take God’s wrath at us and our sin punishment upon Himself, and to raise Jesus from the dead.

Why? All who turn from our sins (repent), believe in Jesus as Lord and in His death and resurrection, and truly turn to Jesus Christ as Lord are forgiven, enter into a forever relationship with God, and the Holy Spirit comes to live inside us!

We must be BORN AGAIN!

We are BORN AGAIN spiritually such that our sins are washed away and we are given a new start in life!

We are SAVED from the punishment we deserve!

We are to TURN from a lifestyle of sin TO GOD AND HIS WAYS AND HIS WILL FOR US!

We receive Jesus Christ as Lord!

We are to humbly follow Jesus Christ as Lord!

We are to surrender ourselves to His lordship!

We are to live according to God’s ways no longer according to the world’s ways!

We are to live for Jesus no longer for self!

We are to live in obedience to God!

As we live for Jesus no longer for self, we blessedly experience and enjoy a forever relationship with God!

The LOVE & HOPE, peace, joy, freedom, fellowship, companionship, friendship, comfort, counsel, healing, wisdom, direction, and endless other blessings that come from God are immeasurable.

There is no greater love than God has for His children.

When we believe in and follow Jesus Christ as Lord, we have THE GREATEST LOVE EVER – forever!

How to Begin a Relationship with God

Confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord.

Believe in your heart Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead.

Turn from your sins and surrender yourself to His lordship over, control of, and rule and reign in your life.

Commit your heart and life to God going forth.

I encourage you to ask God for & receive the gift of His Holy Spirit who lives in believers in the Lord Jesus.

Pray from the heart!

A Big Warning

Saying a quick emotional prayer and just intellectually believing Jesus is Lord and returning to your old way of living with your back turned to God is NOT the way to a relationship with God and to heaven.

Your faith in Jesus as Lord and turning from your sins to the Lord (repentance) needs to be real.

You need to believe in Jesus as Lord and entrust and commit your life to Him and His lordship. You need to surrender your life to God. This means your life going forward should bear the fruit of living humbly and wholly for God as you learn to follow Jesus day by day & forever.

How to Follow Jesus

Jesus calls us to believe in AND follow Him.

How to follow Jesus?

* Make Jesus your first love and #1 priority in life.

Spend time alone with God on an ongoing basis loving God, being loved by God, praising and worshiping Him, reading the Bible, praying, seeking Him, listening to Him as His Holy Spirit speaks to your heart in line with the Bible, seeking His forgiveness when you need it, and growing in your loving relationship with Him.

Read the Bible and live by it.

Live your life led by the Holy Spirit as He speaks to your heart in line with the Bible. The Holy Spirit will lead you, guide you, empower you, give you boldness and courage to tell others about Jesus, comfort and counsel you, lead you to repentance, be your helper, and more!

Assemble with other Jesus followers in a church, Bible study, prayer meeting, house church, online fellowship, and/or outdoor gathering etc. as God leads that is God-honoring and stands on the truth of the Bible. Love, pray to, serve, praise, worship, and glorify God together, hear good strong preaching from the Bible, etc.

Stay connected to fellow Jesus followers on an ongoing basis to love, serve, pray for, share with, encourage, teach, and help one another to follow Jesus.

Tell others about Jesus!

Bible Verses

“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

“Jesus said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”” Acts 4:12

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23

“As it is written: “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE;” Romans 3:10

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”” John 3:3

“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

“…how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!…” 1 John 3:1

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15

“”If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Jn. 14:15

“”Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

“”But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Rom. 15:13

If you would like help beginning a relationship with God or moving forward in your relationship with God, please feel free to contact me at 843-338-2219 or lara@GoodNews.love.

This is excerpted from my The Greatest Love Ever pocket-sized Gospel tract (booklet) which also includes my miraculous personal story which you can read at LARA LOVE STORY