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You are Loved According to 1 John 4:10, “This is real love— not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” God has given you His love, but He has also given you a choice to accept it or reject it. If you would like to find true love in a personal relationship with God, simply tell Him that. God’s love is not based on what you can do for Him, but on what He has done for you. According to Romans 3:23 we have all sinned—no one is good enough for God. And since we are all sinners, there must be a reper- cussion for our sin. The Bible says in Romans 6:23 that “the wages of sin is death” or separa- tion from God forever. However, God desires to have a relationship with you! Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Because of His love for you, Christ chose to die for you, just as you are. His death on the cross was the perfect, sinless sacrifice to pay the penalty for your sins. And His resurrection proves that He has the power over death. You may use this sample prayer as a guide: Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that there is nothing I can do to earn my way into Heaven. I believe that Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection paid the price for my sins. I now accept Your gift of salvation from sin and receive You as my Savior. Thank You for forgiv- ing me and saving me by Your grace. Help me to follow You from this day forward. In Jesus’ name I ask these things, Amen. If you would like to learn more about what it means to have a relationship with God, please come and talk with us. We would be happy to answer your questions and to pray with you. All Scripture references are from the New Living Translation. Home Décor Stained Glass Chimes Fill your home with the sights and sounds of majestic melo- dies. (Carson) $55.99 each Memorial Gifts Reminders of those we’ve lost. (CA Gifts / Abbey Gifts) 096069122456 096069122470 096069122449 Comfort Gifts Keep the memory of loved ones alive with these wood composite and glass boxes with velvet lining and inspir- ing words. (Carson) 9½"×9½"×5¼" $40.99 each 18 9½"×7½" Holds 4"×6" photo 785525296915 $26.50 6" 785525296748 $17.50