..Good News..

Scriptures taken from the New Century Version - a simple & clear translation for everyday life.

Sin came into the world because of what one man [Adam, read Genesis 3] did, & with sin came death. This is why everyone must die - because everyone sinned. -Romans 5:12

All have sinned & are not good enough for God's glory -Romans 3:23

Then He will punish those who do not know God & who do not obey the Good News about our Lord Jesus Christ. Those people will be punished with a destruction that lasts forever. They will be kept away from the Lord & His great power. -II Thessalonians 1:8-9

Christ had no sin, but God made him become sin so that in Christ we could become right with God. -II Corinthians 5:21

Christ carried our sins in His body on the cross so we would stop living for sin & start living for what is right. And you are healed because of His wounds. -I Peter 2:24

When we were unable to help ourselves, at the moment of our need, Christ died for us, although we were living against God. Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows His great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners. -Romans 5:6-8

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection & the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die. And everyone who lives & believes in me will never die..." -John 11:25-26

Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that He is real & that He rewards those who truly want to find Him. -Hebrews 11:6

[Jesus speaking] No, I tell you. But unless you change your hearts & lives, you will be destroyed as they were! -Luke 13:3

In the past people did not understand God, & He ignored this. But now, God tells all people in the world to change their hearts & lives. God has set a day that He will judge the world with fairness, by the man [Jesus] He chose long ago. And God has proved this to everyone by raising that man from the dead! -Acts 17:30-31

If you use your mouth to say, "Jesus is Lord," & if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved...As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in Him will never be disappointed." That Scripture says "anyone" because there is no difference between those who are Jews & those who are not. The same Lord is the Lord of all & gives many blessings to all who trust in Him" -Romans 10:9, 11-12

Peter said to them, "Change your hearts & lives & be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is for you, for your children, & for all who are far away. It is for everyone the Lord our God calls to Himself." -Acts 2:38-39

But Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, unless one is born from water [baptism] & the Spirit, he cannot enter God's kingdom." -John 3:5

And that water is like baptism that now saves you - not the washing of dirt from the body, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. And this is because Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. -I Peter 3:21

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God. Then, by believing, you may have life through His name. -John 20:31

Now, why wait any longer? Get up, be baptized, & wash your sins away, trusting in Him to save you. -Acts 22:16

“If our hope in Christ is for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone else in the world. But Christ has truly been raised from the dead – the first one & proof that those who sleep in death will also be raised. Death has come because of what one man did [Adam], but the rising from death also comes because of one man [Jesus Christ, God’s own Son].” -I Corinthians 15:19-21

[Jesus speaking] I am the door, & the person who enters through me will be saved… A thief comes to steal & destroy, but I came to give life – life in all its fullness. -John 10:9-10

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