The ABC's of Life

God created you for a purpose... abundant, full, joyful life! (John 10:10) He wants you to spend eternity with Him (2 Peter 3:9)

ADMIT - You Need a Savior
We have all messed up, disobeyed (sinned) and earned eternal separation from God [death]
"For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard." Romans 3:23 (NLT)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 (NLT)

No matter how good you are, how much you go to church or how hard you work at it, you can't earn your way into a relationship with God and eternal life. "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)

BELIEVE - in Jesus Christ
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (NLT)
"Christ suffered for our sins once for all time." 1 Peter 3:18a (NLT)

COMMIT - Your Life to Christ
It's more than just believing in your mind that Jesus exists. To have a relationship with him requires a faith that puts your whole life in His hands, trusting Him to change you from the inside-out. Trusting Him completely like this results in what we sometimes call being "saved" which is to be rescued from eternal death and to be made completely alive in this life and for the next. "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." Romans 10:9 (NLT)

So, how do I get started?
Place your complete faith in His plan. You can express this faith to Him in a prayer something like this (though there is nothing magic about these words).
"God, I have messed up my life and I need you. Because I believe that you died to give me life, I am placing my life in Your hands. Please forgive me for all my sins and let me begin eternal life right now." Amen

If you have just received the gift of salvation, please contact us to let us know how we can help you get started in learning the joys of abundant life in HIM!


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