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Salvation

SHORT VERSION

SALVATIONSalvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer for forgiveness, can man be saved from sin’s penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith.

(Romans 5:1, 6:23/ Ephesians 2: 8-9/ John 1:12, 14:6/ Titus 3:5/ Galatians 3:26)

 

LONG VERSION

Meet Jesus - Everyone has an opinion about Jesus.  Maybe you think he's a great teacher, or a prophet.  Maybe you think he didn't exist at all.  Whatever you believe, we can probably agree that Jesus changed things.  We believe he wants to change you too.

John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me." 

Jesus claimed he knew God.  No big deal, right?  Plenty of people make the same claim; but Jesus also said He was God, and this upset the religious leaders of His day so much that they killed him. But that was 2,000 years ago.  Why does it matter to you now?  

How does who Jesus is and what He's done affect your life today?

Here is your answer.  God, the creator of the universe, has a purpose for your life.  He loves you and wants to help you because He is a good God.  And because of that, His plans are better than your plans.  You don't have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him.  You just have to take a few simple steps.

Romans 10:9  "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 don't have to be perfect.  Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all His right.  If you believe that, and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same.  It's as simple as repenting of your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says he is.

Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of  your life.  You haven't finished the race - you've just gotten started, the best is yet to come.

Did you pray to accept Jesus? Sounds good.  Now take an important 2nd step.  Let us know about it at maplegrovecma@gmail.com

 

 

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