The Good News
The reason we're here is to tell you about Him.
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The reason we exist in the first place is
because of God's gift of forgiveness through His son, Jesus Christ. More than
anything else, we want you to know that God loves you and has a plan for your
life! You matter to God and your life does have purpose and meaning. Many spend
their lives trying to earn God's approval by following rules, attending
religious services, or being a good person. The truth is that the only way to a
fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with
Jesus Christ. John 14:6
- God loves you. Because of God's love for
all, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5)
- You are a sinner.
All persons are "sinners" in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go your
own way and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God. (Isaiah
53:6; Romans 3:10)
- Sin separates you from God. Sin forms a
barrier that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God,
Who is holy. As an unholy sinner, you can't have fellowship with God. You
are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls Hell.
(Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23)
- You can't save yourself. People often think
that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between
themselves and God. That isn't true. There's nothing you can do to restore
the broken relationship with God. You can't earn God's salvation.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)
- God sent His son Jesus to remove the sin
barrier. The death on the cross of Jesus Christ, God's Son, removed the sin
barrier between you and God. Jesus died for your sins, taking your
punishment on Himself. God did for you in Jesus Christ what you couldn't do
(1 Peter 2:23; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- You can receive Jesus Christ through faith.
Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your
own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on
Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His
life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin
and willingness to turn away from sin.
(John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
- Through prayer you can trust in Jesus
Christ. Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for
your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life
as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him.
If you just prayed to receive Christ for the
first time, please give us a call (731.422.5171) or email us and let us know! We
would love to help you grow, because accepting Christ is just the beginning of
an awesome life-long journey!