God created us for a purpose. We are not on this wonderful planet just to fill
in the years until we die. It’s the one opportunity God has given us to
understand His purpose – our one chance to find out His message and the
reason for putting us here.
God is watching us. He is observing how we treat others and if we are going
to make the commitment to love and faith that gives us eternal life. He offers
an eternal life of love and joy as a free gift! None of us can ever earn it
and none of us deserve it, but He loves us so much and really wants us to be
in His Kingdom, and part of His family, that He gave His only Son to die for
us. He asks us to respond to His love and grace by making a commitment to Him
– that we show this commitment by finding out why He has done things,
and what He wants us to do.
The first step is believing that God exists and that He cares about us and
really does want us to be part of His family – in other words, having
faith in Him.
The second step is believing the things that really matter. Jesus said
the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love our neighbour.
This booklet has been an introduction to finding out about these things
and about the fruits of the spirit that will grow in us by God’s
When we believe these things, the next step is to make the commitment that
God has asked of us, by being baptized. (Acts 2v47-48, 8v12, 18v8: Romans 6)
It is God’s desire and appeal to reach out to save us eternally.
We’ve got a choice. We can choose life forever or we can ignore
the overwhelming evidence around us that there is a Creator to this universe
who has a plan. We choose this option to our own peril. It’s the
easier option because it requires no faith in God or responsibility to
Him, but then there is also no future in it. At the end of our days we
become like the generations before us. We slowly become a distant memory
and even that passes with time. While we have life is the time to search
out and seize the amazing offer God is making to us. But no-one can do
it for you. From within each of us must come our own desire to search
for God’s message.
This booklet has tried to present the essence of the Gospel message and the
fundamental basics of love, faith, grace, the fruits of the spirit, eternal
life and the Kingdom of God.
For a comprehensive Bible study manual which systematically covers the
whole of the Bible message we encourage you to read “Bible Basics”.
This can also be viewed on-line :
biblebasicsonline.com or wcarelinks.net
Or ordered from Bible Basics, PO Box 152, Menai Central, NSW, 2234 Australia
If, after thinking about the teachings contained in this booklet you really
want to be baptized and follow Jesus, please contact us at the above address.
May the Grace of God be with you.