A LIVING HOPE
The Easter message is one of hope and life. The life that we are given by the sacrifice of Another. Join us on Sunday, April 12th as we celebrate the hope we have in Jesus.
How? As we are unable to meet together, we will be hosting an online service and broadcast. We hope you’ll join us! You can do so by clicking the link below. When? Our broadcast will begin at 10:30 am on Sunday, April 12th. You can also watch the broadcast anytime later on our YouTube or Facebook page.
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Romans 5:12 teaches us that since Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on earth, a sin nature has been present in all people. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Sin is any act contrary to God’s laws and commandments, and those sins that we have committed separate us from God. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The “wage” or payment for our sin is spiritual death, and eternal separation from God. But Jesus forgives our sins! 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Sin is destructive and harmful. It is the reason for disease, suffering, pain, and emptiness. But Jesus heals. Because He bore our sins on Himself, His sacrificial death on the cross, and resurrection from death gave victory over the power of sin. Therefore, bringing to us healing, most importantly, spiritually healing. 1 Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Because Jesus forgives and heals, He saves. Even though we were lost and separated from God, He loved us, and sent His Son to die on the Cross and raise from the dead three days later. John 3:16 explains “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.” Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He became the payment for our sin. Now, we do not have to pay for our sin ourselves. By His grace, salvation is provided. In Romans 5:8, the Bible says, “But God commendeth [meaning proved or demonstrated] his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” If we simply believe in our hearts and confess Jesus as our Savior, we will be saved – given LIFE eternal, and shall never experience eternal death. Romans 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.”
BELIEVE AND RECEIVE HIM TODAY!
In order to have a relationship with God and an eternal home in Heaven, we must stop trusting ourselves, our works, and our religions, and place our full trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sin and eternal life. In Romans 10:13 the Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” That is a promise directly from God that if you will pray to Him, confess that you are a sinner, ask Him to forgive your sins, and turn to Him alone to be your Saviour; He promises to save you and give you the free gift of eternal life. You can make that decision today by praying from your heart, something like this:
Dear God, I know that I am separated from you because of sin. I confess that in my sin, I cannot save myself. Right now, I turn to you alone to be my Saviour. I ask you to save me from the penalty of my sin, and I trust you to provide eternal life to me.—Amen
You’ll never regret that decision! If you have just trusted Christ, we would love to know about your decision and give you a Bible and some other materials to help you learn more about that new relationship! Give us a call at (508) 879-6847 send us an email and let us know today!