1. We are all sinners.

“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” -Ecclesiastes 7:20

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23

2. Because of sin we deserve the death penalty.

“For the wages of sin is death…” -Romans 3:23a

Death means eternal separation from God in Hell.

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” -Revelation 20:14

3. God’s love for us is so great that he paid the penalty for our sins.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8 

4. God offers forgiveness and salvation for free.

“…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 6:23b

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

5. The only way to receive God’s forgiveness is repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:3

“The Lord…is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” -2 Peter 3:9b

“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

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” -Romans 10:13