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How to get to Heaven From Your House
More important than where a person goes to Church, is where they will spend eternity.
Seems like most people, when asked about going to heaven, respond in one of the following ways:
    * I think I am.
    * Nobody can know for sure.
    * I am a pretty good person, I think I will make it.
    * I was born a Christian.
    * My daddy was a Baptist preacher, or a Priest.
    * I do not have time for that right now.
    * I am really busy right now.
Did you know that God loves you?
"For God so loved the world, that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.", John 3:16

Did you know that God wants you to know for sure that when you die You are going to be with Him in heaven?

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.", ~ I John 5:13

But there is a problem, and that problem is sin., ~ Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"~ Romans 3:10

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one"

Sin can be a number of things. Most people when they hear the word sin think of truly horrible things like murder, child abuse, robbery or rape. Many people think that they are not sinful because they have not committed such crimes. But there are many things we have done that are sins that we may never have thought of as being displeasing to God. Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you have ever sinned:
    * Have you ever told a lie? Even a small one?
    * Have you ever taken something from someone that did not belong to you?
    * Have you, in your own mind looked upon and lusted after another woman or man?

I think we can all say that we have committed at least one of the sins listed in the very short list above.

There is a penalty for sin, and that penalty is death. ~ Romans 6:23

We all die a physical death, but this is only part of the penalty. There is also an eternal death.

"For the wages of sin is death..."~ Revelation 20:11-15

Within you is a living soul that will live forever, long after your physical body has died. Your soul is going to end up in only one of two places, heaven or hell. Because you were born with sin, you are already condemned to hell.

"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
But wait! There is good news. God sent his Son to pay for our sins!
God does not want anyone to go to such a terrible place as the lake of fire. ~ Romans 5:8

God sent his Son, Jesus, to earth over 2,000 years ago to pay for our sins.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

"For God so loved the world, that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.", ~ John 3:16

All you have to do is put your entire faith in Jesus Christ to get you to heaven, and you will be saved from going to hell when you die.

"That 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.", ~ Romans 10:9

Many people, who wish to be saved, say the following words to the Lord, and you can too!

Dear Lord, I know I am a sinner. I believe that you sent your Son Jesus to this earth, that he lived a sinless life, and died on a cross to pay for my sins. I put my trust entirely in your Son Jesus to forgive me of my sins, and take me to heaven when I die. Amen.
That is it!
There is nothing else you have to do to heaven, only Jesus can save you!

"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 boast.", ~ Ephesians 2:8-9

Did you make a decision for Christ? If so, or if you have questions, please let us know. You can call us at or email us at pastor@mbcmckinney.com

What to learn more?  We offer a series of six "one-hour" classes that are designed to help you know for sure about where you will spend eternity. See our Basic Bible Truths sessions.
 Written by Pastor Stone, Lakeway Baptist Church
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