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1 The Bridge Many people ask; if God is so good then why is there misery and death? In the beginning it was not this way. Man was created to fellowship with God. And they did, until that fateful day when in rebellion man turned his back on God. Adam could do any thing he wanted, except one. Gen. 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Death is separation. Adam chose that day to be separated from God. Rom. 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” If you are one of many whom ask “Where is God when I need Him? Then this story is for you. BackNext USE KEYBOARD ARROW KEYS

2 The Bridge In the beginning, when God put man on earth, man had a fulfilling and abundant relationship with God. MANMANGODGOD Back USE KEYBOARD ARROW KEYS Next

3 The Bridge (Jesus speaking) (Jesus speaking) I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 10:10b John 10:10 JoyLovePeacePurposeFulfillment MANMANGODGOD

4 SEPARATION The Bridge But God did not create man to be like a robot who would automatically love and have fellowship with Him. He gave man a will and freedom of choice. Man chose to go his own way! John 10:10 JoyLovePeacePurposeFulfillment MANMANGODGOD

5 GODGOD The Bridge This resulted in a separation between God and man. God being holy and perfect, while man is inherently sinful and imperfect. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment MANMAN SEPARATION

6 The Bridge GODGOD DEATHLIFE For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. A continued life of rejection of God results in death. 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment MANMAN GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION

7 GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION The Bridge DEATHLIFE 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH Each of us will die physically, and after we die we will face judgment. There will be a day when God will judge the actions and thoughts of every man and woman 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment

8 GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL God’s judgment falls on unholy man resulting in an eternity separated from Him. Which the Bible calls Hell. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment

9 Relationships Money Religion Works The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT This results in a pretty dismal picture of our situation on man’s side of the chasm. So we spend our days trying to bridge the gap back to God. Through…. 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION

10 Works Religion Money Relationship GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN The trouble is these all fall short because they are man’s way of doing things. But not God’s way! John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment

11 GODGOD MANMAN SEPARATION The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 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 GRACE The Bible says we cannot bridge this gap ourselves, that God needed to do it through His grace – (a gift you can’t earn) which is the God given power to do his will. John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment

12 GODGOD MANMAN The Bridge DEATHLIFE God has the remedy. Only one bridge can cross the gulf that exists between man and God and that bridge is Jesus Christ and His death on the cross. 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE JESUS CHRIST SEPARATION

13 GODGOD MANMAN The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. JESUS CHRIST

14 GODGOD MANMAN The Bridge DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE Christ made it possible for us to cross over to God’s side and experience His promise of a full and abundant life. But we are not automatically on God’s side. We need to make a decision to…. 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy

15 Repent -Mark 1:15 The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. …repent, which means to ask for forgiveness and turn away from going our own way. GODGOD MANMAN DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy

16 Believe -John 1:12 GODGOD MANMAN DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE Believe. The word believe means to have faith in, to have trust in Christ. Not merely to know about Him but to have a relationship with Him. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name : Repent -Mark 1:15 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy

17 Receive – Matthew 11:28 (Jesus said) Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Believe -John 1:12 GODGOD MANMAN DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE Repent -Mark 1:15 Finally we need to receive Jesus Christ through prayer and ask him to come into our lives as Lord and Savior. 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy

18 Receive – Matthew 11:28 Believe -John 1:12 GODGOD MANMAN DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment JESUS CHRIST Repent -Mark 1:15 6) John 5:24 1.HAS ETERNAL LIFE 2.NO CONDEMNATION 3.CROSSED OVER FROM DEATH TO LIFE 6) John 5:24 1.HAS ETERNAL LIFE 2.NO CONDEMNATION 3.CROSSED OVER FROM DEATH TO LIFE 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE

19 If you were in this particular diagram where would you be standing? GODGOD MANMAN DEATHLIFE 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 4) Revelation 20:15 HELL 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 2) Romans 6:23 DEATH 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 3) Hebrews 9:27 JUDGMENT 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN 1)Isaiah 53:6 SIN JESUS CHRIST What Side Would You Like To Be On? What would be hindering you from praying right now and receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? John 10:10 Joy Love Peace Purpose Fulfillment 6) John 5:24 1. HAS ETERNAL LIFE 2. NO CONDEMNATION 3. CROSSED OVER FROM DEATH TO LIFE 6) John 5:24 1. HAS ETERNAL LIFE 2. NO CONDEMNATION 3. CROSSED OVER FROM DEATH TO LIFE 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy 5) Romans 5:8 God’s Remedy Ephesians 2:8,9 GRACE

20 “Dear Lord, I know I have done wrong and broken Your laws. I believe You died for my wrongdoings. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. I want to turn from them. Please come into my life as You said You would. I trust You as Savior and want to follow You as Lord.” In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 If You would truly acknowledge that you are a sinner, doomed to eternal separation from God in hell, stop trying to “make it” on your good works. Accept Jesus Christ into your life, as your Lord and Savior. Feel free to pray in your on words as the Spirit leads. The following prayer is but a guide:

21 Do you Know you are saved? Have you followed the Lord in baptism? Do you attend a church that teaches the “whole Word of God” and not just the “feel good” parts? If you have any questions please use any box on this website.


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