We are all sinners but by the grace of God we all saved.
 
  • Rom 3:23  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
 
Every Person who has ever lived has missed God’s standard of living.
 
GOD LOVES US!
 
  • 1 John 4:8  “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
 
While God loves us and doesn’t want to punish us, we should also know that as a just God, He must punish sin.
 
  • Ezek 18:4 For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
 
God balanced justice and love through His Son
 
  • John 3:16  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
 
Jesus  died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sins and to purchase  a place for us in heaven which He offers as a gift.
 
The gift of eternal life is received by faith.
 
  • Acts 16:30-31  He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”