What Is after Death?
Outline: Life is short; preparing for the future is important. God's plan for people. The atonement; prayer of repentance; God's love and protection and help.
Script Number: 144
Theme: Eternal life (Heaven); Living as a Christian (Prayer, petition); Life event (Death); Sin and Satan (Hell, Punishment for guilt)
Audience: Catholic; General
Genre: Bible Stories & Teac
Bible Quotation: Paraphrase
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*Hello. How are you? Let us talk together about some of the important things of life. We know that this life is very short. Then we die. But what happens after we die? Where do we go? Many people do not know about these things. We should all hear what the true God says, so we can prepare for the future.
The true God made the world and everything in it. He lives in heaven. There it is light and beautiful. God loves us and He wants us to live with Him in heaven. When we die, He wants to take us to be with Him where we will always be happy. But we are full of sin; we are always doing evil. God hates sin. He says those who sin must be punished. They will go to hell when they die. That is a place of terrible pain and fire.
But God loved all the people of the world. He did not want them to suffer. He wanted to rescue them from this punishment. For this reason He sent His Son Jesus Christ to this world. He was born as a baby and grew to be a man like one of us, but He was good. He never did anything bad. Then He gave His life to die on a cross. There He took the punishment which we should have had. God says that all who believe on Jesus Christ will not be punished in hell, because Jesus loved them and died instead of them. After dying He came to life again because He was God. Later He went back to Heaven.
Do you want to be rescued from the punishment of hell? Pray to Jesus. He is alive and He will hear you. Say to him, "Dear Lord Jesus, I am sorry I am bad. Please forgive me. Thank you for dying for me. Take away all the sin from my heart and make me good."
When you pray like this, Jesus will take the sin from your heart. Then He will live with you. He will put His own Spirit inside you. He will help you not to do evil things any more. You can pray to Jesus always, at any time, and He will help you, because He loves you.
Never pray to anyone or anything else besides the true God and His Son Jesus. You need never fear, because God will protect you. When you die you go directly from this earth to heaven. Prepare for the long future, today.
Believe in Jesus as God has said.
**Use the customary greeting of the people.