“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."
Jesus applauded the Apostle Peter’s confession of Him as “the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16), because Jesus knew that He has the power to change our lives.
WHO IS JESUS?
Jesus is unique because two worlds collide in him: Heaven and Earth, the Divine and the human. He knows what we are going through and cares about us. That’s why the Bible also calls Him “Immanuel”, God with us.
“I’ve started attending Helena First on some Wednesday nights, due to my work schedule, and I really enjoy it. Pastor Paul gives awesomely funny and relatable sermons, everyone is friendly, and the band is really cool too.”
Often we disqualify ourselves from God’s love because of our history, our failures and shortcomings. Sin has separated us from God and we can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. So how can we accept what we haven’t earned? The Bible says that nothing in all of creation can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. And to accept God’s love is to trust His patient, forgiving and gracious stance toward us. Only He has the power to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation to give us a life of wholeness. All we have to do is turn to Him.
To be made whole, or to be saved is to submit to God and His plan and purpose for our lives. It’s a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask Him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.
Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Salvation is God’s free gift to us and we become His children. It’s total acceptance into the family of God and an empowerment, through the Holy Spirit, to live a fulfilled life that reflects God’s goodness.
If you’re not sure whether you’re right with God, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus:
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Dear Jesus, I’m praying this prayer because I know I’ve done wrong by living without you. I’m sorry, and I trust that you will forgive me. I accept your love and grace for me, and I give you full authority over my life. Help me believe in you and love you every day, Please help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is.
Praying these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important voyage you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus. If you’ve just made a commitment to Jesus, please let us know so we can celebrate with you!
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