Eternal Life

SCRIPTURE SELECTIONS FOR ETERNAL LIFE
WHAT IS GOD LIKE? WHAT HAS HE DONE? WHAT IS MANKIND’S IDEAL RELATIONSHIP TO GOD?
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.”
Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Revelation 4:8 “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"
1 Timothy 6:15-16 “He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen”
Titus 3:4-5 “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,”
Psalm 8:3-6 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.”
Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "… 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.' "
Matthew 22:37-38 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.”

How Has Man Messed-Up The Ideal Relationship Between Man and God And What Is the Ensuing Result?
Leviticus 19:2 The LORD said, “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.”
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned”
1 John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
Isaiah 59:2 “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, (but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.)”
Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,”
Matthew 25:31, 46 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory… And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

What Has God Done To Repair The Ideal Relationship Between God and Mankind Which Mankind Messed-Up?
John 3:16 “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.”
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit”
1 Peter 2:24 “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness -- by whose stripes you were healed.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Acts 17:31 “because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

What Do You Need To Know, Believe and Do to Respond to God’s Solution?
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Acts 4:12 “So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.”
Acts 17:30 “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,”
John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
Romans 6:23 “(For the wages of sin is death,) but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 “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.”
John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”
Romans 10:9, 13 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name… For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’”
Acts 16:31 “So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

What Does It Mean To Have Eternal Life In Jesus Christ?
John 5:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”
1 John 5:12 “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Romans 8:35, 37-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? …Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

What Happens If You Do, Or Do Not, Respond to God’s Solution?
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 “and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Matthew 12:30 “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”
1 Peter 1:3-5, 8-9 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time…whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith -- the salvation of your souls.”

It’s Just This Simple……
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, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

Do You Believe? Will You Believe?

If you would like to take your first steps toward eternal life with God, or if you are thinking about this and want to know more, or want to discuss this, then email Pastor Robby at rridgeway@ameliabaptistchurch.org or 409-866-4168 and he will be glad to help you navigate this journey to Forever.