GOD MADE A WAY TO RESTORE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
The Bible goes on to record the history of how God made a way to bring us back to a close and sinless relationship with Him. He did this by sending His Son, Jesus, to die for us on the cross.
WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
We deserve death for sinning. However, Jesus loves us and He chose to take the punishment for our sins by dying for us. He died so we wouldn't have to!
"For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8, NKJV
HE DIED SO WE CAN BE WITH GOD.
Jesus not only died for us, but He made a WAY for us to have a relationship with God again! *Make sure to see the photo slideshow close by!
Our relationship with God can be restored by accepting the work that Jesus already did for us.
Romans 10:9 says: "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (NKJV). All we have to do is confess His name and believe in our heart! It's a simple task because Jesus did all the work.
WHY DID JESUS RISE FROM THE DEAD?
Since Jesus is God's Son, death doesn't have power over Him. Three days later after He died, Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection from the dead is proof of His power.