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The greatest story

Today I will tell you the greatest story ever told. Long ago, when God created people, they chose to disobey Him. The first man and the first woman chose to do wrong, and the rest of the people have done wrong ever since. We are all sinners, which means we have done wrong things, and we deserve punishment from God. We deserve death and going to hell forever.

But God «...so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.» (John 3:16 - NKJV). That means God loved us so much that He punished His own dear Son in our place. God loved us so much that He didn't want us to die.

Jesus received all the condemnation so that we can go free and live in Heaven forever. That is the great story of the gospel, the story of God's amazing love. Jesus Christ died on a wooden cross 2,000 years ago to save you and to save me. He purchased for us a life full of happiness and joy. Today we only have to receive God's forgiveness to be saved and say this prayer:

God, thank you so much for what you did for me. Thank you for punishing your Son instead of me. I know I am a sinner, please forgive me. I want to live in Heaven forever with you. All this I pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

The greatest story