The Ticket

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Read:

John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

Acts 4:12, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.'"

Think:

Have you ever tried to get into a concert or a movie theater without a ticket? Maybe you are influential, have connections and threw out your name to get into a venue. Did they let you in? More than likely they didn’t.  

The movie, The Polar Express, is a phenomenal movie with an amazing adventure for kids, and it makes a major deal out of getting a ticket. You can only get to your destination and ride this fantastical train if you have a ticket!

In order to enter Heaven we also have to have a ticket — a personal relationship with Jesus. He has done all the work. All we have to do is acknowledge our sin nature and that Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross. He rose in victory over that sin, and when we accept that, we receive our ticket to eternal life.

Act:

Who is someone you will see this week who doesn’t know Christ?  Ask God for an opportunity to share your story with them.

Pray:

God, thank You for providing your Son as my ticket to Heaven. Help me to speak clearly when You present the chance for me to share the Good News; give me wisdom and the words to say.