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                       The Truth About JESUS

A great theologian was once asked the question, “What is the greatest thought you have ever had?”  His answer came from a song he learned as a little child: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

Truly this is a great truth!  God loves me.  And God loves you.  This is a truth that followers of Jesus Christ throughout the ages have come to know.  It is found in many places in the Bible, but the best known verse is John 3:16:

    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
      that whosoever believes in Him (Jesus), shall not perish but have   
      everlasting life.”

This means that God loves all the people of the world.  It also means that we best know God’s love for us because He gave His Son, Jesus to live on this earth in perfect obedience to God the Father.  Then Jesus died on the Cross for our sin.  He was buried and on the third day He rose from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and one day, very soon, Jesus will return to this earth.  This will mark the end of history as we know it and the beginning of life lived in heaven itself.

God wants you to know for certain that you have eternal life.  The Bible assures us that we can know God and have eternal life.  John 3:16 tells us that:  


* God loves each of us.  He loves every person in the world.  God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to live for us and die for our sin on the Cross (see also Romans 5:8)


* We must believe in Jesus in order to have eternal life.  The word “believe” means that we must commit our life to Him and follow Him as our Lord and our God.


* Believing in Jesus means we will not “perish,” meaning we won’t spend all of our life and all eternity separated from the presence of God in hell.

* When we turn our life over to Jesus by believing in Him, He gives us “everlasting life.”  Everlasting life begins the moment you believe in Jesus and begin to follow Him, and it continues into heaven itself.

                  How Can I Know JESUS?

The ABC’s of the Gospel:

Admit to God that you are a sinner.  Repent, which means to turn away from your sin.  Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23

Believe that Jesus Christ died for you.  John 1:12, John 3:16

Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life.  Romans 10:9-10, 13

You admit, believe and confess in prayer to God.  The sample Salvation Prayer below will help you in this prayer, but you should try to express this prayer in your own words:

“Dear God, I know I have sinned and that my sin keeps me from You.  I am sorry for my sin.  Please forgive me.  I believe Jesus died on the cross for me so my sins can be forgiven.  I believe Jesus rose from the dead and is alive.  I ask Jesus to come into my life to be my Savior and my Lord.  I will obey You and live for You the rest of my life.  Thank You for loving and forgiving me of my sin.  In Jesus’ Name I pray.  Amen.”

There is no salvation apart from a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.  If you have made this decision, we would love to hear about it.  Please do not hesitate to contact us (on our Contact page) and let us know about the decision you have made today.

        Welcome to the Family of GOD!