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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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The Lord of the universe longs for us His children to be restored to Himself.  We have been in rebellion against Him most of our lives.  Such is this rebellion that we don’t really know much about Him, or understand what it means to have a right relationship with Him.

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God’s Invitation

God invites us to join Him for a life to the full, a relationship that goes on for eternity in the security of being part of His family.

In a world where family relationships are not the best, God offers to bring us into His family to experience a true depth of love which He, the originator of love, can pour out into our lives.

  1. How far does God’s love extend?
  2. How does a person enter God’s family?
  3. What is the place of someone in God’s family?

John 1:  10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognize him.11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

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How can I be accepted by God?

Many people attempt to validate their lives by being good. They seek to live up to some standard. The Bible describes this as living under law - whatever the source of the rule.

  1. What success does God see in those trying to reach Him through rules?
  2. How serious an issue is this to God?
  3. What hope does God offer here?

Galatians 3:  10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, "Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God's Book of the Law."*11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."*12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, "It is through obeying the law that a person has life."*

  13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."

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Getting right with God

A new start makes a big difference.  Jesus offers a new start and he offers it in simple terms.  He preached a very simple message.  This is Mark 1:15

  1. What was it that was near?
  2. What does Jesus ask us to do as a response to His kingship and kingdom?
  3. What does it mean to repent?
  4. What does it mean to believe?

Mark 1:15 "The time promised by God has come at last!" he announced. "The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!"

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Assurance of Salvation

God gives us clear promises through the Bible to make sure we understand that we are secure with Him..

  1. Who is it that gives eternal life?
  2. What is the basis of having eternal life?
  3. Why was the statement written?

1 John 5:11-13   11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life.

13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

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