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We want to tell you a story about Jesus. This is a real-life story, and you are part of it! It goes like this:

A long time ago, God made the whole world. He also made people. God is the only one who can do that!

Do You Want to Know Why God Made People?

It's kind of like the way you like to have friends. God wanted someone to love. He also wanted someone who could love Him.

That's also why God made you! He loves you–even more than your Mom and Dad do! That's a lot of love!

The Very First People God Made Were Named Adam and Eve.
You can read about them in Genesis chapter 2 and 3.

Adam and Eve made a mistake. They did something which God told them not to do. This is called "sin." When this happened, it changed everything.

God Couldn't Be Close to People Anymore...
because sin makes people dirty. God is holy. That kind of means He's really clean. Since all of us do things which God says we shouldn't, we are all dirty! Even you!

No matter how much we try to do what God says, we're still dirty. Nothing we can do can make us clean enough to be with God!

That's Why Jesus Came!
Jesus is God's Son. God sent Him to live here on earth for a while. This happened a long time ago.

When Jesus lived here, He did something that nobody else has ever done. Jesus never sinned!

Jesus taught people many great things. He also made blind people see and made sick people better.

The Sad Part...
Then, some angry people decided to get rid of Jesus. They lied and said bad things about Jesus.

The governor, who was in charge of the land, didn't think Jesus had done anything wrong, but he was afraid to let Jesus go. The governor thought that the angry people would get mad at him if he let Jesus go.

So, the governor had some men beat Jesus up really bad, and they also made fun of Jesus. Then, they decided to kill Jesus.

Jesus Died...
They killed Jesus in a very mean way. They nailed Him to a cross. A cross is two big wooden boards tied together, and then stuck into the ground. They put nails through Jesus' hands and feet and hung Him from the cross. They left Him there until He died.

Jesus Died for You!
This was really sad, but Jesus knew that this was going to happen. In fact, that's why Jesus came in the first place!

Jesus knew that if He came to earth and died, it would take away all of our sin. When Jesus died, He made a way for you and me to be clean again so we wouldn't be dirty anymore! That means that we CAN be with God!

The Cool Part...
A couple of days after Jesus died, something really cool happened. Jesus came back to life! All by Himself! He can do that because He is God!

Jesus is still alive today, and He will live forever in heaven. The best part is that YOU can live forever in heaven with Jesus! Would you like to know how?

Ask Him!
All you have to do is talk to God. That's called "praying." First, tell God that you're sorry for all the bad things you have done, and ask Him to help you be better and to do what He says.

Next, tell God that you know that Jesus came to die for you so that you can be clean enough to live with Him.

Then, ask Jesus to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior. "Lord" means that God is your boss and that you'll do what He says. "Savior" means that Jesus saved you by coming to die for you.

If you pray and say those things to God...
and if you really mean it, guess what? You get to live forever in heaven with Jesus and with lots and lots of very nice people! You'll get to go to heaven after you die!

Until then, Jesus will be with you everywhere you go for the rest of your life! You won't be able to see Him, but you'll know that He's with you! So, be sure to listen to what God says in the Bible, and pray to God every day!

Make A Happy Ending...
Well, that's the story, and it's true! You can live with Jesus forever after you die. If you understand what this story means, you can pray to God right now.
You Can Pray Something Like This:

Dear God,
I know that I am a sinner and that I am dirty. I also know that you are real and that you are God. I believe in you. I know that you sent your Son Jesus to die for me so that I could be clean. God, please make what Jesus did count for me. God, please take away my sin and make me clean. Please come into my heart and be my Lord and my Savior. Please help me to understand what you want me to do and help me to obey. I love you God. I pray this in Jesus' name.

If You Ask Jesus to Be Your Lord and Savior...
Be sure to tell your Mom or Dad. Make sure to go to church, too. That way, you can learn more and more about God!
No matter what happens, always remember,