DIED ON THE CROSS
Pastor Max Solbrekken
YEARS AGO, ON AN OLD RUGGED CROSS, AT A
CALLED GOLGOTHA, JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR
my friend, Jesus died for you nearly 2,000
years ago on a rugged cross outside
Jerusalem's city wall, at a place called
THAT IS REAL LOVE !
was the greatest expression of love and the
greatest price ever paid for anything!
When Jesus paid the supreme penalty -
His life's blood - He purchased
eternal life for every human being who would
accept this wonderful gift.
Bible says, "For
God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life."
God loved the world so dearly -
thatís you and me - that He sent Jesus
Christ to pay the penalty for our sins and
purchase our freedom!
I had to do to receive this wonderful gift
of salvation was to believe on the Lord
Jesus Christ and to receive Him into my
heart by faith, turn from my evil ways and
live for Him by His strength and grace.
all you have to do to be saved, as well!
If you accept Jesus Christ and His
gift of love, you will never be sorry.
GIFT OF SALVATION IS ABSOLUTELY FREE
something else - This gift is absolutely
In fact, you couldn't buy it if you
The Bible says: "For
by grace are ye saved through faith; and
that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
not of works, lest any man should
You do not pay for a gift!
All that is necessary to receive a
gift, is to accept it!
God gave His Son to die on the cross
and Jesus died willingly.
He died that we might live.
Bible says, "But
God commendeth His love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ?
friend, that is real love.
You ask, "WHY
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE"?
was because of your sin and mine.
God is so holy, righteous and pure
that He could not look upon sin, and our
sins had separated us from God!
prophet declared, "Behold,
hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
But your iniquities have separated
between you and your God, and your sins have
hid His face from you, that He will not
of man's rebellion, we became partakers of
Satan's penalty and were consigned to an
WANT PEOPLE TO GO TO HELL, SO HE MADE A
OF ESCAPE FOR US ALL!
law in God's
Word stated: "Without
the shedding of blood, there is no remission
In other words, innocent blood had to
Jesus had to die so that everyone who
accepts Godís promise could be forgiven.
THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD - THERE IS NO
REMISSION FOR SINS
Jesus died, He poured out His precious blood
for the sins of the whole world!
And all who receive His Word can be
free, cleansed from their sins and pardoned
of their guilt!
The Word of God states:
the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son cleanseth
us from all sins."
(1 John 1:7,9)
you say, "I
do not feel I am too bad a sinner.
Why must I be saved?"
The Bible says,
have sinned and come short of the glory of
we like sheep have gone astray and the Lord
hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all."
IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE
is none righteous; no, not one."
we say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves and the truth is not in usĒ.
(1 John 1:8)
now, you will sense the need to be forgiven
of your sins.
The Bible says:
we confess our sins (to
He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all
MAY FEEL YOU ARE TOO WICKED FOR MERCY
may feel you are too wicked to find mercy,
but listen to the words of Jesus:
that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast
And in Luke 19:10: "I
am come to seek and to save that which was
CAME TO SEEK AND SAVE THOSE WHO ARE LOST
could never live a Christian life, because I
have no power."
You cannot live a Christian life in
your own strength, but God will give you the
The Bible says, "He
came unto His own, and His own received Him
as many as received Him, to them gave He
power to become the sons of God, even to
them that believe on His Name."
CHRIST IS OUR HOPE & OUR STRENGTH
YOU INVITE JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART, HE
WILL BE YOUR STRENGTH.
YOUR LIFE WILL BE CHANGED AND GOD
WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTION AND PURPOSE, EVER
LEADING IN THE WAY OF TRUTH!
YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT JESUS IS
LORD AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART CHRIST IS
RISEN - YOU ARE SAVED
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made, unto salvation."
Him today as your personal Saviour & you
will be saved, and never be sorry!