The Gospel Message
The Good News
God's deepest desire is that the lost would be saved and have a relationship with Him. Not only did He prove His love by sending His Son Jesus to die in our place, taking away our sins, but He made the way for us to live with Him forever!
Romans 10:8-9 delivers the Gospel so beautifully and simply: "This is the message of faith that we proclaim: If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved."
God made salvation (eternal life in His Presence) both impossible and attainable; impossible by the works of man, but attainable and irrevocable by the grace of God. "It is by grace you have been saved through faith. It is the gift of God, not of works, that no one should boast." (Eph 2:8-9) We all have a fatal condition known as sin, but God's grace is the medicine that heals us. Faith is the I.V. through which the medicine of grace is administered.
Not only does God save us when we believe, but He seals us for the day of redemption by His Holy Spirit! He keeps us from falling away and will present us blameless before the Throne of God with great joy! (Eph 1:13; Jd 1:24) You matter enough to die for, and you are loved! If you have never experienced the love of God, pray this simple prayer with me:
"Jesus, I confess that You are God. Please give me Your Holy Spirit, come into my heart, and save me by Your grace. I believe that You died for my sins and rose from the grave to give me life. Help me to turn from my sins and follow You all the days of my life. I am Yours, In Jesus’ name I pray."
If you prayed this prayer with me, I'd love to know! Send me a message and I'd love to celebrate with you! You have something to be really excited about! You are forgiven and you have a home in Heaven with God! In this world there will be trouble, but in Christ you can overcome it all because HE overcame it all!
I recommend that you find a good church to be a part of that teaches the things I've just shared, and that the Bible is the Word of God. God gave us the Church to give us strength, encouragement, comfort, relationship, and to help us learn to walk in Jesus' footsteps together. It's not about being a "good Christian." It's about receiving the free gift of eternal life from God Himself! A relationship with Jesus is literally more satisfying than anything the world has to offer. I also encourage you to be baptized to publicly declare your faith in Jesus, symbolic of our old self being buried with Him in the likeness of His death, and our new self being resurrected like He was, to live in a new way. If you have made the decision to follow Christ, have spiritual questions, or just need someone to talk to, please get in touch with me! I want to be a part of what God is doing in your life! God bless you!