Belong to Jesus

This is the most important decision you will ever make...

Let's take a walk through the Salvation story...


Creation:

God created mankind in His own image to be His friend and experience a full life. He intended for us to have a close and unspoiled relationship with Him. 


The Problem:

The trouble came when we chose to disobey God (commit sin) and go our own way. This caused us to be separated from God. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23a, Isaiah 59:2


On our own, there is no way we can bridge the gap separating us from God. Mankind has tried many ways - without success. Good works can't do it...or religion...or money...or morality...or philosophy...or substances... Proverbs 14:12


God's Solution:

Jesus Christ is the only answer to our separated-from-God condition. He died on the cross and paid the penalty for our sin. He resurrected from the dead, giving us new life. He created a bridge across the gap between mankind and God.

This. Is. Grace.  1 Timothy 2:5, Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 3:18-22     


Our Response:

Active faith means belief, obedience and commitment - acknowledging our sinfulness, accepting Christ's forgiveness, and letting Him take control of our life. Eternal, abundant life is His gift for us to receive. John 3:16, Hebrews 11:6, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 6:23b


Here's how to cross the "grace bridge":

1. Believe - "I believe (have faith) that Jesus Christ died for me on the cross."

2. Repent - "I have decided to turn from my sins and turn to Jesus." 

3. Confess - "I confess Jesus as Savior and Lord of my life from now on."

4. Be baptized - "I allow my old self to be buried in water so I am new in Jesus Christ."

5. Walk with God - "I commit, with God's help, to live by the Bible's standards."  

Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 2:38, Matthew 10:32, Romans 6:4-7, Philippians 2:12-13


Yes, you really can be sure you have eternal life! Cross the bridge through Jesus' cross.  

Ephesians 3:12, 1 John 5:12-13


We repeat... This is the most important decision you will ever make...


Are you in? Do you belong to Jesus? We'd love to help...