A love story, for you

Jesus-face3Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe the Bible tells the full story of God’s love for you. A story of redemption…a loving but holy God rescuing those He loves from destruction.

He lived a real life, died a real death, and rose from a real grave…a tomb…just like He predicted. Others also predicted His life, death and resurrection as well, some thousands of years before His birth. And He is alive today.

But most importantly, He has a real future for you, because He loves you. If life doesn’t make sense to you right now, you’re not alone. It’s because we live in a world affected by sin. Our sin separates us from God. The Bible tells us that God is holy, we are not, and because of this we are separated from Him and the life He wants for us.

But that’s where Jesus comes in. Scripture says He took our place so that we could be reconciled to God, our Heavenly Father. He died a death He didn’t deserve so that we could have an eternity in Heaven, after this life, that we don’t deserve. And almost as encouraging, His Word teaches about the abundant life He wants for us in the here and now. All because Jesus loves you.

Here’s this truth, put another way:

Yes, Jesus died for you, Jesus loves you, and scripture reveals that He has a plan and place prepared for those who trust and follow Him.

You can have a new life by following Him today. Here’s how.

Admit to God that you are a sinner.

A person must admit to God that he or she is a sinner, be sorry for this sin, and turn away from sinning. Verses that support this step are:

• Romans 3:23 – …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

• Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

• Acts 3:19 – Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord…

• 1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Believe that Jesus is God’s Son

…and that God sent Jesus to pay the penalty for sin. Verses about believing include:

John 3:16 – 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.

• John 14:6 – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

• Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord

When talking with kids we sometimes call this making Jesus Christ “the boss of your life.” But to a Christ follower (or “Christian”), that’s exactly what He is.

• Romans 10:9-10, 13 – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Right now, as best you know how, you can ask Him to save you.

Today you can settle this issue in your life. We’d love to hear from you and help you, and we ask that you contact us below to let us help you in your walk with Him. But this is between you and a real, living, holy but loving God. He is ready to give you a new life…a new start.

• 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!

In your own way, pray. Tell Him you know you’re a sinner. Tell Him you believe He is who the Bible says He is, and confess Him as Savior and Lord of the world, and your life.

We want to help you. Please call the church office at your convenience at (205) 655-2403.