•• The way, the only way to come to God the Father — a Person — is through Jesus the Son — also a Person.
John 3:16, 36 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life....  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.
•• Eternal life is an expression of God’s love for you.
•• Eternal life is gained through faith in Jesus. God’s eternal wrath is incurred by rejecting Jesus.
• I always knew before my conversion that I was under the potential of God’s wrath. The change in my heart when I moved from judgment to life was incredible. I knew that through the Son of God I was delivered from the wrath of God against my sins. I could clearly sense the new life that had become mine in Christ.
John 6:35, 40 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.... For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
•• Note that eternal life through Jesus is something — actually, is Someone, Jesus — that we:
(2)believe in ... and
• I floundered spiritually for the first 25 years of my life. Then I began to look to Jesus, and everything changed forever!
• I read His Word ... I came to believe deeply in Him.
•• Come to Jesus in faith, and He will satisfy your inner hunger and quench your spiritual thirst. Find vibrant new life in Christ.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Colossians 3:3You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
•• Coming to Jesus means repenting of our old ways and sins and dying to self. It means setting aside all our own agendas for our life and taking up His plans and purposes for us.
•• Our denying self (“dying” to self in a nonbiological sense) opens the door for Christ’s life to begin in us.
•• This is a profound thing — If you are to be alive in Christ, remember: “You died!” You were “crucified with Christ”.
Romans 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
•• "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son" (1 John 5:11).
(2)Water Baptism — Believers are “buried” with Jesus in baptism, then arise to walk in newness of life through Him. This newness of life includes a newfound freedom for the “new creation” that we are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) to find increasing victory over sin and the works of the flesh.
•• “...buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4, KJV).
(3) The power to live a dynamic Christian life under the Holy Spirit anointing is given by Jesus in the baptism with the Holy Spirit.