It Is our prayer
that through Gods Word set forth here, that some soul may gain an understanding
of the infinite love and mercy that our Heavenly Father has for us and realize
what a sacrifice he made so that a race of fallen sinful creatures like us,
who are unworthy of any consideration by God, could come to know his Son, JESUS
as their Lord and Savior. If you have any questions or would like more
information, please contact one of the persons found on this web site. They
will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible to gain an
understanding of the scriptures and obtain eternal life. Our
email address is; email@example.com.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life
Rom. 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in
that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
2Cor. 5:21 For
he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son [to be]
the propitiation for our sins.
Rom. 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we
shall be saved by his life.
But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth,
I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy
of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1Tim. 1:16 Howbeit
for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all
longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Did you know that you were created
to have a loving relationship with God? He is patiently and lovingly waiting
for you to respond to His invitation to salvation. Yes, you can receive
forgiveness for your sins and assurance of eternal life through faith in His
only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. "God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but
that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:16-17). "Now this
is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom You have sent" (John 17:3).
You may be asking yourself: "How can I know God?" Man
is able to know the true and living God through His Word (that is, the Bible).
The Bible reveals God's character and His plan for mankind. It is through
reading His Word that we come to a knowledge of the righteousness of God and
that which He requires of us.
What is it that prevents us from
personally knowing God? Our sin has separated us from God — God's Word says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of
God" (Romans 3:23). Man was created to have fellowship with God, but because
of his sin (i.e., anything that is against the righteousness revealed in God's
Law) he is prevented from that fellowship. This includes anything less than
perfect obedience to God's commands.
"The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). The ultimate result of this death is an eternity in Hell.
This spiritual death forces a separation from God. Man is sinful and God is
holy. This creates a gulf unbridgeable by man making that intended fellowship
impossible. The only solution is a divine bridge — that bridge is Christ.
God created a way by sending His Son to
pay the price for our sin. He died in our place; He who knew no sin
became sin for us. This removed our burden of sin and allows us to enter into
that desired fellowship if we follow His way.
He is the only way. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man
cometh unto the father but by me. (John 14:6).
It is not
just enough that you know these truths. We must individually place our trust in
Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. It is by repenting of our sins and
believing on Christ that we can know God personally and experience His love.
John 1:12 But as
many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God.
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
"Repent, and let every one of
you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).
If God is
dealing with your heart, and you are burdened and under conviction because of your
sin debt, you can receive Jesus Christ right now by faith;
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and
with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you now believe God and place your faith in His Son,
and have realized that you are lost and on your way to a devils hell, and have
openly confessed your sinful condition and accepted JESUS as your LORD and
SAVIOR, and asked HIM to SAVE you, congratulations — and welcome to His family.
We, all being His children, share in a heavenly inheritance! We are heirs to
heaven and are promised the eternal pleasure of glorifying God. As our life
here on earth progresses, God will continue to work in our hearts. We are daily
being conformed to the image of Christ, Himself. We will begin to live lives of
righteousness. Obedience to God will not be a burden to us, but rather a joy.
You may wonder, if now you are a Christian, "What now?" Our
greatest recommendation for believers, new and old, is fourfold:
1) find a church
so you might hear the preaching of the Word and rejoice in the fellowship
of other Christians,
2) study the Bible for that is where we learn of God and
3) pray to Him to strengthen your faith and increase
your love toward Him, and
4) enjoy the blessings given by God in the heavenly
ordained sacraments: baptism and the Lord's Supper.
All of these will work to encourage and build
upon your faith. If you have any questions, Pray, search the Scriptures, and
talk to your Pastor. Our email Address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
May God Bless and Keep You
Pastor Bob Messer