I'm jumping for joy because I know someone who
loves me very much!
This person loves you too.
Do you know who he is?
He's the one who made the earth and all the animals on it.
I'm jumping for joy because God loves me!
God loves you too.
And he wants to be with us not just here on earth,
but forever in heaven as well!
God really, really wants to be with us.
But sin separates us from God.
Sin is anything we do that makes God unhappy.
Telling lies, fighting and stealing are examples of sins.
The punishment for our sins is that we can’t be with God.
But because God really, really wants to be with us,
he sent his son, Jesus, to bring us back to him.
Jesus came to earth to take the punishment for our sins.
He died on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven.
And on the third day, Jesus became alive again!
We don’t have to be separated from God anymore!
Everybody who believes in Jesus can be with God.
We can all jump for joy because we can be with God forever!
Here’s how you can be with God forever and ever!
1. Admit that you have sinned and ask God to forgive you,
2. Believe that Jesus died on the cross to be punished instead of you, and
3. Invite Jesus into your life to help you turn away from sin
Here’s a prayer you can say to Jesus right now:
Dear Jesus, thank you for loving me. I know that I have sinned. I have done things that are wrong. I believe that you died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. Please forgive all of my sins. Please come into my life and help me turn away from doing wrong. Thank you that because you took the punishment for my sins, I can be with you forever.