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      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; www.gardenofhope7@yahoo.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 him.

  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.

  Mat. 9:13    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 repentance.

  1Tim. 1:15
   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 everlasting life. 


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 His plans,
 
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: gardenofhope7@yahoo.com

May God Bless and Keep You



Pastor Bob Messer