We believe that because of His love for us, God sent Jesus to do for us what we could never do for ourselves, and that is to erase the debt for our sin by dying on the Cross in our place. Without the Cross, we are spiritually dead and separated from God. Jesus did not come to make bad people better. He came to bring dead people to life. He gave His life that we might live.
God loves you and has a plan for you.
The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” — a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
Man is sinful and separated from God.
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23).
God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Jesus died in our place so we could live with Him in eternity.“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives!
Salvation is by grace alone.
We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Repent means to do a 180 degree turn. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty.
Your Forever Can Begin Today.
Your Forever Can Change Today
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Pray this prayer out loud:
“Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross, thank you for paying for what I did. I receive your forgiveness, forgive me of my sins and be the Lord of my life. Be number one. With all of my heart, the best way I know how, I am going to live for you. I now know who I am! I am saved. I am redeemed. I am a child of God. And I’ll never be the same. Never, never, never! In Jesus’ name! Amen!”
Congratulations!!! To pray these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important journey you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus.
If you prayed that prayer and meant it, you are a Christian!
Romans 10:9 says, "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
You might not feel any different, but the Gospel is about facts not feelings, and if you have put your faith in Christ than you have been forgiven and He has come into your life.
Here are four things that will help you grow in this new relationship:
Continue to Discover Jesus in the Bible.
Start off with reading your Bible with the YouVersion Bible App! We've provided this easy-to-read devotional for you below. A devotional is a daily encouragement with Scriptures with a relevant applications to our every day lives.Start Here
Encounter Jesus with Your People
Who you link arms with right now matters more than ever before. Get plugged-in to a local Bible teaching church (this one is a great one! :-) & relationally engage with other members in frequent fellowship, communion, and prayer.Plan Your Visit
Let Others Know!
Tell people about what God has done in your life! The same voices of doubt that used to condemn and silence you will be silenced themselves when you step out in that space as a new person sharing your story of "I once was lost but now I'm found."Tell Us, Too!