Guilty yet free

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Guilty yet free

  1. 1. GUILTY. . . yet
  2. 2. Did you know that Someone loved you so much that He took the blame and punishment for all of your sins?
  3. 3. You and I are both sinners and deserving of God’s judgment.
  4. 4. The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God . . . and that the penalty for sin is death! Romans 3:23 and 6:23
  5. 5. “God showed His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
  6. 6. The boy was GUILTY and deserving of punishment and death!
  7. 7. GUILTY . . .
  8. 8. GUILTY . . . but FREE!
  9. 9. The guilty boy was SET FREE because his innocent brother DIED IN HIS PLACE!
  10. 10. Jesus died as an innocent sacrifice . . . in our place!
  11. 11. Jesus told the believing thief . . . “TODAY you shall be with Me in Paradise!”
  12. 12. The criminal who believed in Jesus KNEW where he would go after he died!
  13. 13. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WILL GO AFTER YOU DIE?
  14. 14. BAD NEWS: “For the wages of sin is death . . .
  15. 15. BAD NEWS: “For the wages of sin is death . . . GOOD NEWS: “ . . . but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
  16. 16. HOW do we receive this gift of eternal life from God?
  17. 17. Just like the guilty thief on the cross:
  18. 18. Just like the guilty thief on the cross: CONFESS that you are a sinner . . .
  19. 19. Just like the guilty thief on the cross: CONFESS that you are a sinner . . . CALL upon the Name of the Lord!
  20. 20. Just like the guilty thief on the cross: CONFESS that you are a sinner . . . CALL upon the Name of the Lord! “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
  21. 21. “Lord Jesus, I know that I have sinned and that I do not deserve to live with You in Heaven. But I believe You died on the cross in full payment for all my sins. By faith I ask You to save me. I invite You into my life to be my Savior. In Your Blessed Name I pray, Amen.”
  22. 22. Romans 8:1 . . . “There is therefore now, NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus.”
  23. 23. John 10:27-28 . . . “My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
  24. 24. 1 John 5:12-13 – “He that has the Son has life. He that has not the Son of God has not life.
  25. 25. 1 John 5:12-13 – “He that has the Son has life. He that has not the Son of God has not life. These things I have written unto you that believe on the Son of God that you may KNOW that you have eternal life.”
  26. 26. “God has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robes of His righteousness.”

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